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CAIR-Florida Denounces Supreme Court's Decision Allowing Muslim Ban to Remain in Effect

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For Immediate Release
 
CAIR-Florida Denounces Supreme Court's Decision Allowing Muslim Ban to Remain in Effect
 
(MIAMI, FL, 6/26/18) – The Florida Chapter of the Council on American-Islamic Relations (CAIR-Florida), the state’s largest Muslim civil rights and advocacy organization, today denounced the Supreme Court’s decision to allow Muslim Ban 3.0 to remain in effect.
 
In a 5-4 vote, the Supreme Court reversed a lower court’s injunction that had—until December of 2017—prevented the Trump Administration from using Muslim Ban 3.0 as a basis for denying visas to foreign nationals from eight affected countries.  
 
“As American Muslims, we can’t afford to take today’s SCOTUS decision as a loss. The decision has marked a shift in U.S. domestic immigration policy, a turn towards discrimination. Let’s not forget that this is the delivery of yet another Trump campaign promise - ‘a total and complete shutdown of Muslims entering the United States’. Our fight is not over. Rather, it has just kickstarted another, stronger wave of empowerment and resilience within the American Muslim community.”
 
In its decision, the Supreme Court granted extreme deference to the Trump Administration, which gives the administration the green light to inject discrimination back into our immigration system.
 
Since the Trump administration’s first attempt to ban Muslim immigration to the United States, CAIR has filed legal challenges to each of the ban’s permutations. CAIR-Florida's Executive Director, Hassan Shibly, was a plaintiff in this above mentioned case.
 
WHAT: Media Availability
WHO: CAIR-Florida Statewide Directors
WHEN: Available for Media Interviews and Comments as Requested
WHERE:
TAMPA
8076 N. 56TH Street
Tampa, FL 33617
Phone 813.514.1414
 
SOUTH FLORIDA
9000 NW 44th Street
Suite 200
Sunrise, FL 33351
Phone 954.272.0490
 
CENTRAL FLORIDA 
1507 S Hiawassee Rd.
Suite 212
Orlando, FL 32835
Phone 407.440.9252
 
NORTHWEST FLORIDA 
8317 Front Beach Road
Suite 37-B
Panama City Beach, FL 32407
Phone 850.851.0330, Ext. 400.
 
CONTACT: CAIR- Florida's Communications Director Wilfredo Ruiz, 305.502.6749, This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.; CAIR-Florida's Social Justice Advocate, 407.590.9952, This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.; CAIR-Florida's Civil Rights & Immigration Attorney Norma Henning, 813.514.1414 ext. 206,This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.
 
 
In the Supreme Court, CAIR had filed an amicus brief on behalf of six individuals who successfully obtained an injunction against Muslim Ban 3.0 from a federal court in Maryland.
 
READ CAIR'S BRIEF: CAIR Amicus Brief
 
The brief -- filed in the wake of the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Fourth Circuit's decision in February declaring Trump's Muslim ban unconstitutional – states in part: "The injuries suffered by the [plaintiffs] are beyond the pale. If they are beyond the power of the courts to remedy, we fear for what is yet to come."
 
[NOTE: CAIR and the Brennan Center for Justice filed the lawsuit in October 2017. On appeal, that case, Zakzok v. Trump, was consolidated with two others and was jointly decided by the Fourth Circuit.]
 
 
In December of last year, CAIR applauded the Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals' unanimous decision against the Trump administration's "Muslim Ban 3.0."
 
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About CAIR-Florida / Acerca de CAIR-Florida
 
CAIR-Florida's mission is to enhance understanding of Islam, protect civil rights, promote justice, and empower American Muslims.
 
La misión de CAIR es mejorar la comprensión del Islam, proteger las libertades civiles, promover la justicia, y empoderar a los musulmanes en los Estados Unidos.
 
 
Media Contacts:
 
Wilfredo A. Ruiz
Communications Director
305.502.6749
This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.
 
Rasha Mubarak
Social Justice Advocate
407.590.9952
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Norma Henning, Esq.
Civil Rights & Immigration Attorney
813.514.1414 ext. 206
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