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Amnesty Responds to Supreme Court Travel Ban Decision

December 4, 2017

AIUSA Executive Director Margaret and AI Secretary General Salil Shetty delivered a letter to the Department of Homeland Security Secretary, outlining numerous personal stories of people who are affected by the Muslim ban, asking DHS to release full information about how the ban has been implemented, and demanding that DHS help roll back the ban. As a part of the protests outside, we projected “No Ban, No Wall” on the building along with photos of refugees in Lebanon and Kenya provided by Magnum Photography.
Following the Supreme Court’s decision to allow President Trump’s travel ban to go into full effect, Ashley Houghton, tactical campaigns manager at Amnesty International USA, released the following statement:

“This ban has always been, at its core, deeply cruel and discriminatory. It goes against our shared American values of dignity and equality for everyone, no matter where you come from or how you worship. Rather than keep anyone safe, the travel ban has caused chaos and instability for thousands of people people who just want to travel without fear and be reunited with their families.”