President Donald Trump’s recent executive order temporarily banning immigration from several Muslim-majority countries is effectively a Muslim ban and should immediately be put on hold, according to a legal brief filed today by Americans United for Separation of Church and State and the Southern Poverty Law Center (SPLC).
President Donald Trump’s Jan. 27 executive order restricting immigration to the United States from several Muslim-majority countries violates religious freedom rights and should be put on hold, says Americans United for Separation of Church and State.
Attorneys with Americans United yesterday filed a friend-of-the-court brief in the case, State of Washington and State of Minnesota v. Trump. They also traveled to Seattle for a hearing on the matter today.
Neil Gorsuch’s extreme views on separation of church and state make him unfit for a position on the U.S. Supreme Court, says Americans United for Separation of Church and State.
Gorsuch, currently a judge on the 10th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals, has been nominated by President Donald Trump to fill the high court seat left vacant by the death of Justice Antonin Scalia in February of 2016.
Americans United says Gorsuch is the wrong person for this important job.
Americans United for Separation of Church and State today denounced an executive order issued by President Donald J. Trump that has the effect of shutting down our borders to refugees and immigrants from Muslim-majority nations.
“President Trump just acted to fulfill his promise to ban Muslim refugees and immigrants,” said the Rev. Barry W. Lynn, executive director of Americans United. “He has abandoned our nation’s commitment to religious freedom, and he’s turning away those seeking safe harbor and a better life. This action is fundamentally un-American.”
Americans United for Separation of Church and State today announced that it will be one of the partners supporting the Women’s March on Washington.
The Jan. 21 event will make a stand to remind the nation – and the world – that women’s rights are human rights. Participants will speak out against the rising tide of divisive rhetoric, much of it aimed at vulnerable communities, that marred the recent election season.
Americans United for Separation of Church and State has launched its second annual essay contest that invites high school students to address church-state separation issues that frequently occur in public schools.
President-elect Donald J. Trump has named Betsy DeVos, chair of the Alliance for School Choice, a group that promotes private school vouchers, to serve as Secretary of Education. Having the Department of Education run by a secretary who has devoted her career to privatizing public education is greatly troubling, says Americans United.
Americans United for Separation of Church and State said today that it will work vigorously to oppose any attempts by the administration of Donald J. Trump to undermine religious freedom in the United States.
Alabama Supreme Court Chief Justice Roy Moore is rightly suspended without pay for the remainder of his term, says Americans United for Separation of Church and State.
In a decision issued just one day after Moore’s ethics trial, the Alabama Court of the Judiciary punished the state’s top jurist for his attempts to undermine the U.S. Supreme Court’s marriage equality decision in Obergefell v. Hodges.
The Nevada Supreme Court was correct to permanently block funding for a massive statewide school voucher program, Americans United for Separation of Church and State says.
In two cases decided today, the Nevada high court struck down S.B. 302, the law that created a voucher program to divert taxpayer dollars from public schools to private schools.