Jan 19, 2018“Religious freedom is fundamental, but so is the right of patients to access the health care they need. This rule betrays both," said Maggie Garrett, AU's legislative director. "No one should be denied lifesaving health care because of someone else’s religious beliefs. That’s just plain discrimination.”
Jan 19, 2018“The Supreme Court has the power to end a disgraceful chapter in American history, during which President Trump has ignored the Constitution and our fundamental values of religious freedom and fairness. It is unfair to discriminate against people because of their beliefs. And it is un-American to bar people from our shores because the president doesn’t like their religion. But President Trump has done just that," said AU Legal Director Richard B. Katskee.
Jan 18, 2018“Religious freedom is about fairness, but today’s actions show that once again the Trump administration wants to sanction the use of religion to discriminate and deny patients access to health care," said AU Legislative Director Maggie Garrett. "HHS should protect patients’ rights and ensure their access to health care, not shield those who want to deny Americans the critical services they need. The Office of Civil Rights should prohibit discrimination, not sanction it."
Jan 10, 2018“President Trump’s Muslim Ban is a short-sighted, reckless policy that deprives American Muslims of the opportunity to reunite with family members, friends and colleagues – something that other Americans take for granted," said AU Legal Director Richard B. Katskee. "So far, the administration has refused to disclose the information that it developed to justify the ban. Our lawsuit is designed to get this information out to the American people, where it belongs."
Dec 22, 2017“We applaud the 9th Circuit for recognizing that Muslim Ban 3.0, just like the two previous versions, continues to harm Muslim Americans, who are being cruelly kept apart from their families and loved ones," said AU Legal Director Richard B. Katskee.