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CAIR-Florida Welcomes Federal Judge's Order Blocking Trump's “Muslim Ban 2.0”

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(Miami, FL – 3/17/2017) CAIR-Florida, the state’s largest Muslim civil rights and advocacy organization, today welcomed an order issued by a federal judge in Hawaii blocking President Trump's new "Muslim Ban 2.0" Executive Order. That presidential Executive Order, issued March 6th, preserved major components of the original Muslim ban including halting new visas and green cards for people from six majority-Muslim countries: Iran, Libya, Somalia, Sudan, Syria, and Yemen. The ban stops all refugees from entering the United States for 120 days and limits total refugee admissions. The ban was set to go into effect just after midnight tonight.

U.S. District Judge Derrick K. Watson’s (Hawaii) federal court order stated in part: "The illogic of the Government's contentions is palpable. The notion that one can demonstrate animus toward any group of people only by targeting all of them at once is fundamentally flawed."  It also stated, "Any reasonable, objective observer would conclude, as does the Court for purposes of the instant Motion for TRO, that the stated secular purpose of the Executive Order is, at the very least, 'secondary to a religious objective' of temporarily suspending the entry of Muslims."

 

SEE:  Highlights From Court Ruling Halting Trump’s Revised Travel Ban

         Federal judges block Trump’s travel ban

 

"Our fight and resistance against the ban is strong. We are currently before the Courts to safeguard our Constitutional rights and to oppose the #MuslimBan in any shape or form. As an Executive Order or even as a law, the #MuslimBan will face the same strong legal challenges from us. It hurts our American fabric which was woven on the strength of the many,” said Hassan Shibly, Esq., CAIR-Florida’s Chief Executive Director.

 

CAIR (National) filed its own federal lawsuit on behalf of CAIR-Florida’s Chief Executive Director, Hassan Shibly, and more than 19 other "john doe" individuals challenging the constitutionality of the original Muslim ban. A hearing is scheduled for March 21st in Virginia on a second CAIR (National) filing seeking a temporary restraining order on the new ban. In that filing, they argued that the "Muslim Ban 2.0" results in the same discriminatory outcome as did the original order.

 

CAIR-Florida is the state’s largest Muslim civil liberties and advocacy organization. Its mission is to enhance the understanding of Islam, encourage dialogue, protect civil liberties of all people, and build coalitions that promote justice and mutual understanding.

 

La misión de CAIR-Florida es mejorar la comprensión del Islam, fomentar el diálogo, proteger las libertades civiles, capacitar a los musulmanes estadounidenses, y construir coaliciones que promuevan la justicia y la comprensión mutua.

 

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CONTACT:

CAIR-Florida’s Communications Director, Wilfredo A. Ruiz, Esq., This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.; 305.502.6749

CAIR-Florida’s Chief Executive Director, Hassan Shibly, Esq., This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.; 813.541.4321