Update: Potential New Arab and Muslim Ban
Washington, D.C. | www.adc.org
| February 22, 2017 – Reports indicate that Donald Trump will sign a new version of the Arab and Muslim Ban
. The initial order, which was signed in late January, was met with much resistance and challenges. That order has been halted by the 9th Circuit Court of Appeals
. Regardless of any changes Trump tries to make in his second order, the facts remain – this is an order discriminatorily barring individuals from entering the country based on their national origin and/or religion.
Additionally Trump has issued new enforcement policies which drastically increase the number of ICE agents and radically expands those that are defined as a “priority” for deportation. Those policies will also expand expedited removal, which will remove individuals, including asylum seekers, without access to a judge. Collectively, the actions taken by Trump are tantamount to an attack on immigrants in this country. ADC will continue protecting the community by fighting and resisting these programs.
If and when the new ban is implemented you can check the ADC Twitter Feed, as well as the ADC National Facebook Page, for constant updates on the implications of the executive order.