NCAPA Continues to Reject Unconstitutional Muslim Ban

 

 

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

June 27, 2017

 Contact: Mary Tablante;

 (202) 706-6768;

 

mary@ncapaonline.org

NCAPA Continues to Reject Unconstitutional Muslim Ban 

WASHINGTON, D.C.--The National Council of Asian Pacific Americans (NCAPA) continues to reject the unconstitutional Muslim ban following the announcement that the Supreme Court will allow parts of the ban to take effect.

In January, President Trump signed the first Muslim ban, which included a ban on the entry of individuals from certain Arab and Muslim-majority countries, a suspension of the U.S. refugee resettlement program and a drastic reduction of refugee admissions. After the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit blocked this ban, the president issued Muslim Ban 2.0 in March, which used similar xenophobic rhetoric that continued to perpetuate the bigotry and hate of the original ban.

Federal courts across the nation have since sent a clear message that this ban is a violation of the Constitution. A Muslim ban in any form is un-American and goes against our nation’s basic values. We urge communities and leaders to stay united in opposition to demand that there be #NoMuslimBanEver.

NCAPA members issued the following statements:

 

If you encounter any issues you believe are related to the Muslim ban, report your incident to Muslim Advocates.

 

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Based in Washington, D.C., the National Council of Asian Pacific Americans is a coalition of 34 national Asian Pacific American organizations that serves to represent the interests of Asian American, Native Hawaiian, and Pacific Islander (AANHPI) communities and to provide a national voice for our communities’ concerns. Our communities are the fastest growing racial/ethnic group in the United States, currently making up approximately six percent of the population.

 


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