FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
August 21, 2020
IRAP STATEMENT ON COURT DECISION TO END MUSLIM BAN CHALLENGE
Richmond, MD – Today, the Fourth Circuit denied the petition of the groups behind IRAP v. Trump for an en banc rehearing in the challenge to the President’s Muslim ban executive order that bars people from certain Muslim-majority countries from entering the United States.
In response, IRAP issued the following statement:
“We are disappointed that the court refuses to hear our arguments that the ban was intended and continues to be discriminatory and unconstitutional,” said Sunil Varghese, IRAP’s Policy Director. “Muslim families remain torn apart and individuals are being treated unjustly due to this discriminatory policy. They have now been denied a fair chance to fully present their case in court. We hope that Congress will do its part to fight religious discrimination and repeal this harmful ban by allowing the No Ban Act to come to a vote in the Senate, after it passed successfully in the House.”
The court order can be accessed here.