New York – Following a Hawaii federal judge’s ruling blocking the bulk of the latest version of Trump’s ‘Muslim ban’, Stosh Cotler, CEO of Bend the Arc Jewish Action, released the following statement:
“Today’s ruling to block most of Trump’s new Muslim ban is a triumph for justice and the Constitution and a blow to bigotry and xenophobia. Not only do these hateful policies violate the core principles of our nation, they also undermine the values shared by people of conscience nationwide, including American Jews. The United States cannot be a nation that turns away immigrants, refugees, or visitors based on their religion or national origin.
“We know that this battle is not over; we must–and will– continue to match the president’s radical efforts to implement the Muslim ban with steadfast resistance, resilience, and vigor. We will always fight for justice and work in solidarity with our Muslim and immigrant allies until the ‘Muslim ban’ is a relic of the past.”