DWN denounces Supreme Court Ruling Upholding Trump’s Muslim Ban

For Immediate Release: 
Tuesday, June 26, 2018
In response to today’s Supreme Court ruling on Trump v. Hawaii, Silky Shah, Executive Director of Detention Watch Network issued the following statement:

“Today’s decision by the Supreme Court was a complete failure to this country’s democracy. We are living in a moment where everyone is challenged to defend and uphold democratic values, and instead the Supreme Court’s decision to uphold the Muslim ban flies in the face of these ideals and further emboldens Trump’s anti-immigrant and Islamophobic agenda.

We denounce today’s decision and Trump’s relentless attacks against the immigrant community, from the Muslim ban to family separation to the expansion of abusive and deadly immigrant detention. Today’s decision will be met with a growing movement for racial and migrant justice, united and stronger than ever before. Led by immigrants and people of color, we stand resolutely in the fight to make our vision of inclusivity, dignity and freedom a reality.”

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Detention Watch Network (DWN) is a national coalition of organizations and individuals working to expose and challenge the injustices of the United States’ immigration detention and deportation system and advocate for profound change that promotes the rights and dignity of all persons. Founded in 1997 by immigrant rights groups, DWN brings together advocates to unify strategy and build partnerships on a local and national level to end immigration detention. Visit www.detentionwatchnetwork.org