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Women’s Refugee Commission Troubled by U.S. Supreme Court Decision to Allow Trump Travel Ban to Take Effect

Washington, DC – Yesterday, the United States Supreme Court decided to allow the third and newest version of President Trump’s travel ban to take effect, pending appeal. The Trump administration has claimed that the travel ban will help protect national security; however, denying entry to the U.S. to individuals based on nationality will separate vulnerable families, and will not make Americans safer. 

Michelle Brané, Director of the Migrant Rights and Justice program at the Women's Refugee Commission, made the following statement:

“The Women’s Refugee Commission is extremely disappointed in the U.S. Supreme Court’s decision to allow the travel ban to take effect. This decision will not make America safer and effectively slams America’s door in the face of thousands of men, women, and children seeking to reunify with family. It also risks turning away individuals seeking protection from religious, ethnic, and political persecution around the world. We should not be excluding anyone from the U.S. based on religion or nationality. The travel ban is yet another example of the Trump administration using people as political pawns, while not making America or Americans any safer in the process.”