WASHINGTON, D.C. – Congresswoman Pramila Jayapal issued the following statement in response to today’s Supreme Court Trump v. Hawaii ruling:
“The Muslim Ban has already inflicted irreparable harm on Muslim families and communities. Many families remained separated from loved ones while American businesses and research institutions were denied workers.
“Nearly 18 months ago, I rushed to SeaTac airport when Trump’s Muslim Ban was abruptly imposed and created absolute chaos for lawful residents and visitors alike. It was clear then, and it’s been clear through every iteration of this ban, that this is part of a larger effort to ban Muslims from the United States.
“This decision calls into question all Americans’ basic rights. It sets a standard that the president of the United States can target and discriminate against anyone, without consequences. We demand liberty and justice for all – no caveats. Today’s misguided decision strips that justice away and threatens religious liberty as we know it. We will continue to resist this ban and this hatred with everything we’ve got.”