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CAIR welcomes another court ruling against Trump’s ‘Muslim Ban 3.0’

December 25, 2017 |

Washington (OIC-UNA) – The Council on American-Islamic Relations (CAIR), the nation’s largest Muslim civil rights and advocacy organization, applauded the Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals’ unanimous decision against the Trump administration’s Muslim Ban 3.0.

In ruling against the federal government, the court made it clear that the administration’s attempt to inject national origin discrimination into the US immigration system likely violates federal law.

Because the U.S. Supreme Court has allowed the administration to implement Muslim Ban 3.0 while the various legal challenges against it unfold, the Ninth Circuit’s decision will not have any immediate effect on the ability of foreign nationals from the banned countries to obtain a US visa. The Ninth Circuit expressed alarm at Muslim Ban 3.0, explaining that it sweeps broader than any past entry suspension and indefinitely nullifies existing immigration law as to multiple countries. The Court also recognized the human cost of Muslim Ban 3.0, noting that the rights, duties and relations of countless American citizens and lawful permanent residents whose ability to be reunified with, and receive visits from, their family members would be inhibited.

Discrimination has no place in our immigration system, and the Ninth Circuit’s decision today reminds us of this, said CAIR Senior Litigation Attorney Gadeir Abbas. This decision is just the latest example of a federal court taking bold action against the Trump administration’s bigotry and lawlessness.

In August, CAIR filed an amicus brief in the Ninth Circuit in support of Hawaii’s challenge to Muslim Ban 2.0.

In September, CAIR, with the Brennan Center for Justice at NYU School of Law and Profeta & Eisenstein, filed an amicus brief with U.S. Supreme Court on behalf of seven American Muslims.

CAIR filed one of the first challenges to the Muslim Ban, Sarsour v. Trump, on January 30th just days after the Trump Administration issued its first executive order.

That case, Zakzok v. Trump, which has been consolidated with two other challenges and is currently pending before the Fourth Circuit.

Source: International Islamic News Agency

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Developmental projects swiftly being completed in Balochistan: Zehri

December 25, 2017 |

Chief Minister Balochistan Nawab Sanaullah Khan Zehri has said that developmental projects are swiftly being completed in the province.Addressing a flag hoisting ceremony at the Residency of the Founder of Pakistan at Ziarat on Monday, he said that all…

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Govt generated 10,000 MW ending load-shedding

December 25, 2017 |

Minister for Planning Ahsan Iqbal has said that democracy is the only future of Pakistan, and whosoever thinks other way around is the enemy of the country.Addressing a seminar on “Challenges to democracy in Pakistan and their solution in the Constitut…

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Pakistan Allows Family of Convicted Indian Spy to Meet Him

December 25, 2017 |

ISLAMABAD Pakistani authorities allowed the wife and mother of convicted Indian spy Kulbhushan Jadhav to visit him Monday, reiterating the step was taken purely on humanitarian grounds.The meeting lasted about 40 minutes and took place at the Foreign…

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Govt completed mega projects in country: Saad

December 25, 2017 |

Railways Minister Khawaja Saad Rafique has urged political opponents to shun politics of sit-in and work together for progress and prosperity of the country.Addressing the PML-N workers in Lahore on Monday, he said that democracy is the solution of all…

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