Statement by Speaker Corey Johnson Re: SCOTUS Muslim Ban Oral Arguments

“It is unconscionable that because of Trump’s Muslim ban, families are being ripped apart and communities are suffering. As the United States Supreme Court hears oral arguments on this racist policy, we want to be clear that the Muslim ban in its intent and effect is Islamophobic, it is illogical and it must be deemed unconstitutional.  As part of our duties as elected officials, the Council will continue to speak out and reject the targeting of Muslim sisters and brothers solely based on their faith, and we will never shut our doors to the vulnerable and refugees who need our help. We will fight and resist all efforts to divide us. Bigotry and hatred will not go unchecked on our watch.”

 

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