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NAPABA Responds to Revisions to Muslim and Refugee Ban

Monday, September 25, 2017  
Posted by: Brett Schuster
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Organizational Statement


For Immediate Release
Sept. 25, 2017

                                                   For More Information, Contact:
                                                   Brett Schuster, Communications  Manager
                                                   bschuster@napaba.org, 202-775-9555

NAPABA Responds to Revisions to Muslim and Refugee Ban

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On Sunday evening, the president announced revisions to the Muslim and Refugee ban, following a review required under the March 6, 2017, Executive Order. North Korea, Venezuela, and Muslim-majority Chad, were added to the list of restricted countries that continues to include Iran, Libya, Somalia, Syria, and Yemen. The restrictions on travel vary from country to country, ranging from limits on the entry of government officials to bars on immigrant and nonimmigrant admission.

The National Asian Pacific American Bar Association (NAPABA) has consistently opposed this series of discriminatory executive orders. The addition of new countries does not correct the problems inherent in the original action, including its anti-Muslim underpinnings and statutory deficiencies. NAPABA will continue to oppose discriminatory immigration policies.

Read more about NAPABA’s position on the executive orders and the brief it filed in the Supreme Court here.