Travel ban harkens back to Exclusionary and Discriminatory Practices that are against American Principles

Dorothy Brown statement on the supreme court ruling on the Muslim travel ban

SCOTUS Ruling in favor of travel ban harken back to Exclusionary and Discriminatory Practices that are against American Principles

 

The U.S. Supreme Court reversed the ruling of the United States Court of Appeals for the 9th Circuit and allowed President Trump’s administration’s travel ban on certain Muslim countries to be implemented, potentially making the ban permanent.  This was the third such ban issued via executive order by the Trump  administration, and it prevents some (or all) immigrants, refugees, and visa holders from Iran, Libya, North Korea, Somalia, Syria, Venezuela, and Yemen from entering the US.

We have long fought against such discriminatory practices as a nation, and it is unbelievable that the Supreme Court of the U.S. would uphold a decision that flies in the face of everything we believe as Americans.  Decisions of this magnitude only serve to stifle us as a country and harken to a time when exclusionary and discriminatory practices were the norm.

Certainly, we are aware of the need to remain vigilant as it relates to terrorism in this country. But this unilateral ban, when we are cozying up to communist countries like North Korea and are still under the shadow of the Russian hacking scandal should give us pause.

I remain committed to upholding Chicago’s status as a ‘sanctuary city”, and more so maintain that a Dorothy Brown administration will work with all immigrant communities to build an inclusive Chicago for all Chicagoans.

Statement attributable to Dorothy Brown, candidate for Mayor of the City of Chicago 

June 27, 2018

 

 

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