CAPAC Chair Rep. Judy Chu on 4th Circuit Upholding Block of Muslim Ban

May 25, 2017 Issues: Civil Rights

WASHINGTON, D.C. – Today, the Fourth Circuit Court of Appeals upheld a lower court’s injunction against President Donald Trump’s repackaged Muslim and refugee travel ban. Following the ruling, Congressional Asian Pacific American Caucus (CAPAC) Chair Rep. Judy Chu (CA-27) issued the following statement:

“Today, the Fourth Circuit Court confirmed what we have been saying for months – President Trump’s Muslim travel ban is not only anti-Muslim and un-American, but fundamentally violates our constitutional right to freedom of religion. Both of the President’s failed attempts to discriminate on the basis of religion prove that his dangerous policies cannot be shrouded behind a false rhetoric of national security. In fact, neither the Muslim ban nor Trump’s other xenophobic Executive Orders have anything to do with national security. Instead, they are thinly veiled attempts to discriminate against entire communities and they run contrary to many core American values. I applaud the decision of the 4th Circuit today, whose ruling affirms that our fundamental values as a nation cannot be threatened.”

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The Congressional Asian Pacific American Caucus (CAPAC) is comprised of Members of Congress of Asian and Pacific Islander descent and Members who have a strong dedication to promoting the well-being of the Asian American and Pacific Islander (AAPI) community. Currently chaired by Congresswoman Judy Chu, CAPAC has been addressing the needs of the AAPI community in all areas of American life since it was founded in 1994.