In a 5-4 decision, the U.S. Supreme Court today upheld President Trump’s third “Muslim Ban,” overturning previous court rulings against it.  All versions of this “Ban” block immigrants and temporary visitors from several Muslim-majority countries. Steven Brown, ACLU of RI executive director, issued the following statement in response:

“Today is a shameful day in our history, but justice will ultimately prevail.  In the meantime, the ACLU of RI will continue to fight for the rights of all in the face of the Trump Administration’s discriminatory and xenophobic actions.  As the ACLU’s lawsuit on behalf of RI resident Lilian Calderon demonstrates, these actions affect real people in very concrete and devastating ways. We encourage all Rhode Islanders to speak out and join with us in continuing to fight these attacks on our basic rights and freedoms.”