Muslim Ban 2.0
Assalamu alaikum (peace be upon you). By now, you know that Trump has released a scaled back version of the Muslim ban executive order. The administration may be referring to the order as a 'more streamlined version' of its predecessor, but it is still a Muslim ban.
'Muslim Ban 2.0' achieves the same unconstitutional policy outcome. It fulfills Trump's campaign pledge of banning Muslims from entering the U.S. It represents state-sanctioned bigotry. It intimidates Muslim visitors and Muslim Americans alike.
What You Need to Know Now
Trump's original Muslim ban was struck down by the courts. CAIR will continue to challenge the ban, inside and outside of court, and we will update you as the situation develops. Be aware of these points if you are a citizen of one of the six affected countries:
- The ban does not go into effect until March 16. If you are a citizen of the six affected countries, keep or expedite any visa applications or travel planned to take place before March 16.
- If you are a permanent resident of the U.S., or a dual citizen of the U.S. and one of the six targeted countries, you are exempt from the ban.
- If you currently hold a valid U.S. visa, you are exempt from the ban. However, the ban will apply once your visa expires.
- There is no longer a waiver for religious minorities in the six countries, as in the previous ban.
See also: https://www.nytimes.com/interactive/2017/03/06/us/politics/trump-travel-ban-groups.html
We continue to urge community members to report any bias incidents to police and to our office at 205-313-6489 or by filing a report here.
Your team at CAIR-Alabama