December 5, 2017 Joint Press Statement of Iranian-American Organizations

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Washington, D.C. (December 5, 2017) – A coalition of Iranian American organizations, including Iranian American Bar Association, Pars Equality Center, and the Public Affairs Alliance of Iranian Americans, released the following joint statement regarding the Supreme Court ruling on Monday to allow the latest version of President Trump’s travel ban to go into effect while legal challenges against it resume:

“As Iranian American civil rights, advocacy, and legal organizations, we are deeply disappointed that the Supreme Court has ruled to allow the Travel Ban 3.0 to go into full effect during the appeals process.

“Despite this decision, we will continue to fight the travel ban in court and advocate for its ultimate rejection in the halls of Congress.

“We remain committed to protecting the civil liberties of Iranian Americans and we are hopeful that the judicial system will ultimately block this unjust and discriminatory policy.”

The three organizations along with over 25 individual plaintiffs are challenging President Trump’s latest iteration of the travel and refugee bans in Federal court. The lawsuit outlines the ways the policy is hurting families, professional and business opportunities, as well as the expansive Iranian-American community.

The brief and declarations, along with other information can be found at www.endthetravelban.com.

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