Today! Tuesday 6/26 @ 7:30 pm * U.S. Courthouse 880 Front Street, Downtown
This morning, the Supreme Court issued its decision to uphold the Trump v. Hawai’i Muslim Ban case.
From the Facebook call to action:
It is crucial that San Diego makes a public, strong and visible presence like our sisters and brothers will be doing across the country who care about Muslim, Immigrant and Refugee communities and oppose Trump’s White Nationalist agenda. the Partnership for the Advancement of New Americans – PANA, CAIR San Diego and Pillars of the Community are coalition partners of the #NoMuslimBanEver campaign and are calling for a national day of action.
President Donald Trump’s restriction on travel to the United States from a handful of Muslim countries was upheld by the Supreme Court by a 5-4 vote.
Chief Justice John Roberts’ majority opinion made it clear the court viewed the ability to regulate immigration as being within a president’s powers, rejecting critics’ claims of anti-Muslim bias.
From NBC News:
Justice Sonia Sotomayor wrote in her dissent that based on the evidence in the case “a reasonable observer would conclude that the Proclamation was motivated by anti-Muslim animus.”
She said her colleagues on the court arrived at the opposite result by “ignoring the facts, misconstruing our legal precedent, and turning a blind eye to the pain and suffering the Proclamation inflicts upon countless families and individuals, many of whom are United States citizens.”
Protests at Federal Court Houses are scheduled throughout the country. In Washington DC, a reaction from activists was almost immediate.
From The Hill:
A crowd of protesters chanted “No ban, no wall!” outside of the Supreme Court on Tuesday morning after justices voted to uphold President Trump‘s travel ban on several majority Muslim countries.
Protesters gathered outside the court holding signs while shouting the chant.
From Common Dreams:
In response to the U.S. Supreme Court’s “shameful” decision on Tuesday morning upholding President Donald Trump’s travel ban from several majority-Muslim countries, civil liberties and religious freedom groups called on those outraged by the ruling to attend—or organize—a rapid-response rally in their local community.
The ACLU’s “People Power” website was featuring rallies and demonstrations popping up nationwide and the group said the court’s decision is just the latest indication that it will be up to the people act as the main bulwark against Trump’s regressive and hateful agenda. Find an ACLU-organized event near you. MPower Change, a Muslim rights advocacy group, was also sponsoring local #StandWithMuslims events on their webpage: here.
“It is ultimately the people of this country who will determine its character and future,” the ACLU said in a tweet. “The court failed today, and so the public is needed more than ever.“