In response to the Supreme Court’s ruling on Trump’s Muslim Ban, Palestine Legal issued the following statement:
Today’s decision willfully ignores the anti-Muslim bias of the Trump administration and leaves the president unchecked in cruelly wielding immigration policy to score political points with his base.
As Justice Sonia Sotomayor wrote in a powerful dissent, the Supreme Court made its decision by “ignoring the facts, misconstruing our legal precedent, and turning a blind eye to the pain and suffering the Proclamation inflicts upon countless families and individuals, many of whom are United States citizens.”
The movement for Palestinian rights is a global and diverse one, and the Muslim Ban, though not mentioning Palestine by name, directly affects many people who come to Palestine Legal for help. We will continue to defend and support activists against attacks on their speech supporting Palestinian rights, and we will work in solidarity with our allies to defend and support these activists against racist policies that make it harder for them to speak out against injustice, to travel freely and to live in peace.
Please see the following resources to better understand the implications of the ban, and your rights while traveling and when protesting the reactionary policies of the Trump administration.
Know Your Rights:
A breakdown of how the ban affects travelers from Iran, Libya, North Korea, Syria, Venezuela, Yemen, Somalia, Iraq and Sudan.
When traveling, from CUNY CLEAR.
ICE Raids Toolkit, from the Center for Constitutional Rights (CCR) and the Immigrant Defense Project.
Who to Call:
For guidance on immigration matters related to the Muslim Ban, call ADC, CUNY’s CLEAR Clinic for NYC-based inquiries, CAIR SF Bay Area and Advancing Justice-Asian Law Caucus for SF-based inquiries, or search for immigration legal services in your area.
For legal observers and assistance in the case of protest arrests or police misconduct, call your local National Lawyers Guild (NLG) chapter.
To report incidents or get assistance with Palestine-related advocacy, contact Palestine Legal here.
What to Do:
Join actions around the country to protest.
Demand that your representatives take action to rescind the Muslim Ban.
Connect, build, organize, and unite in resistance to efforts to undermine our constitutional and human rights. See CCR’s compilation of links and resources here.
Disclaimer: The above does not constitute legal advice. Do not rely on these materials without first seeking the advice of an attorney about your particular situation and facts. Only a licensed attorney, reviewing your individual facts, may render legal advice. This information is provided as a public resource for information purposes only.