CVT says NO.

Friday, June 2, 2017

ST. PAUL, Minn. and WASHINGTON —The Center for Victims of Torture™ (CVT) today issued the following statement in response to the Trump Administration’s request that the Supreme Court reinstate the travel ban.

“At the Center for Victims of Torture (CVT), we are dismayed that the Trump Administration is once again taking steps to ban refugees from seeking safe haven in the United States. In asking the Supreme Court yesterday to bring back limitations preventing travel from six countries into the U.S., the Administration is working again to prevent survivors of torture, war atrocities and oppression from seeking safety and a new life in a country which was previously seen as an ideal of hope and democracy.

“The Supreme Court should stand with the constitution against religious discrimination and let the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Fourth Circuit’s overwhelming (10-3) ruling stand. There is no place in the United States for a ban on travel motivated by xenophobia and anti-Muslim bias.  

“At a time when the global refugee crisis has reached levels unseen since WWII, slamming the door on women, children and men fleeing torture and atrocities of war would be another betrayal of values the U.S. has long stood for and championed. We join the millions in the U.S. and around the world in saying NO.” — Curt Goering, CVT executive director


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