Monday, September 25, 2017 1:25 PM


The Advocates for Human Rights denounces as discriminatory and unconstitutional the Trump Administration’s new restrictions on entry to the United States for citizens of Chad, Iran, Libya, North Korea, Syria, Yemen, and Somalia. The restrictions, announced September 24, suspend immigrant visas from all of the designated countries and impose targeted restrictions in select circumstances as well. They are the third iteration of the Trump Administration’s original travel ban, imposed in January.

The Advocates executive director Robin Phillips says the new restrictions, like the original ban, are profoundly unjust. “Targeting people for who they are and what they believe, not for what they have done, violates the most fundamental principles of human rights and undermines the United States Constitution,” Phillips says. She added that widening the restrictions to include citizens from non-Muslim majority nations does not negate their anti-Muslim and inhumane intent.

We encourage all people to raise their voices against discrimination that robs others of their human rights.The Advocates endorses the #NoMuslimBanEver campaign, a nationwide grassroots campaign organizing a mobilization in Washington, D.C., on October 18, the date the new restrictions go into effect.