Reaction is mixed to President Donald J. Trump’s speech in Saudi Arabia about U.S. relations with the Muslim world. Trump condemned terrorism and urged Muslim nations to drive terrorists out – an easy thing to say that was entirely expected.
Today, the 9th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals in Seattle will hear arguments on whether President Donald J. Trump’s second Muslim ban should remain on hold nationwide.
Tomorrow at 1 p.m., Americans United Executive Director Barry W. Lynn will participate in an “Ask Me Anything” session on the social news site Reddit. This is your chance to pick Barry’s brain about the state of religious freedom and church-state separation in America. Barry will be retiring at the end of the year after 25 years with Americans United – so this is a great opportunity to ask him about the battles he’s fought and those he sees on AU’s horizon.
Today, an important case challenging President Donald J. Trump’s Muslim Ban 2.0 will be heard by a panel of judges in the 4th Circuit Court of Appeals in Virginia.
When a pair of Muslim Yemeni parents were granted asylum in the United States, they faced obstacles while attempting to get visas for two of their six children who are stranded overseas and facing the danger of possibly returning to war-torn Yemen.
It’s been more than 800 days since that family has seen their children, and they constantly worry about their safety.
Separated families, children in danger and the continuing threat of war and terrorism continue plaguing many fleeing families worldwide, especially within war-torn Muslim-majority countries like Yemen and Syria.
Tomorrow is President Donald J. Trump’s 100th day in office. Although he campaigned on his 100-day “Contract with the American Voter,” he no longer seems enthusiastic about the milestone. Perhaps that’s because he is facing criticism for failing to achieve any major legislative victories. One thing he has accomplished: He has caused real harm to religious freedom and has made promises to do even more.
This afternoon, Americans United and our allies will have our first opportunity to go before a judge in UMAA v. Trump – the federal lawsuit we filed against President Donald J. Trump’s Muslim Ban 2.0.
A fundamentalist, Florida-based organization is using an unusual tactic to support President Donald J. Trump’s Muslim ban: spamming federal judges with thousands of emails.
The Florida Family Association has launched a campaign to have supporters flood the inboxes of the judges on the 4th U.S Circuit Court of Appeals, asking them to re-instate Trump’s second executive order that barred immigrants from six Muslim-majority countries.
During his campaign for office, President Donald J. Trump laced many of his speeches with anti-Muslim rhetoric and vowed to ban Muslim refugees and immigrants. And just a few days into office, he signed an order imposing a Muslim ban.
But there are more harmful consequences that have come from the anti-Muslim sentiment he stoked. We’ve seen an uptick in anti-Muslim hate crimes. And now state legislatures across the country are pushing harmful bills.