October 4, 2017
On September 24, 2017, the president announced a revised Muslim and Refugee Ban that added North Korea, Venezuela, and Muslim-majority Chad to the list of restricted countries included in his March 6, 2017, Executive Order. Immigrants from the Muslim-majority countries of Iran, Libya, Somalia, Syria, and Yemen continue to be restricted by the updated Ban. The restrictions on travel vary from country to country, ranging from limits on the entry of government officials to bars on immigrant and nonimmigrant admission.
The Asian American Bar Association of the Greater Bay Area (AABA) has consistently opposed this series of discriminatory executive orders. See AABA’s statements here and here. In addition, AABA joined over 60 Asian Pacific American bar associations nationally in an amicus brief to support the preliminary injunction of President Trump’s March 6, 2017, revised executive order. Read the amicus brief here.
“The addition of new countries (one third of which are Muslim majority) to the Ban only enhances the unconstitutionality and blatant discrimination inherent in the Ban,” says AABA President-Elect David Tsai. “AABA will continue to oppose such immigration policies that infringe on the liberties and livelihoods of our beloved Muslim American friends and communities.”
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