CVT Decries Supreme Court Decision on Trump’s Muslim Ban | Center for Victims of Torture

CVT Decries Supreme Court Decision on Trump’s Muslim Ban

Tuesday, June 26, 2018

ST. PAUL, Minn. & WASHINGTON — The Center for Victims of TortureTM (CVT) today decried the Supreme Court’s decision in Trump v. Hawaii, also known as the Muslim Ban.

“President Trump’s disingenuous claims of protecting America’s national security interests cannot be separated from the bias and xenophobia that clearly underlie his Muslim ban. We are deeply disappointed that the Supreme Court failed to see as much.

“The U.S. has long been a place of refuge and a beacon of hope to our clients. The Court's decision is inconsistent with our values as Americans. Today, the Judiciary turned a blind eye to the religious animus that obviously motivates the president's ban,” said Curt Goering, executive director of the Center for Victims of Torture.

“We all know that this proclamation is discriminatory—and we know, deep in our hearts, that our country is better than this. Although the Supreme Court refused to hold President Trump accountable for his bigoted statements, the people will,” added Yasmine Taeb, senior policy counsel for the Center for Victims of Torture.


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