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Travel Ban Lawsuits Filed by Legal Center, Muslim Advocates

posted on October 3, 2017

The Associated Press’s Juliet Linderman reports, “A coalition of Muslim and Iranian-American advocates and a nonpartisan legal institute filed the first lawsuits against the Trump administration’s new travel restrictions for citizens of eight countries, including Iran, that were announced late last month.” Two lawsuits were filed on Monday: one argues that restricting travel from predominately Muslim countries violates the Constitution, while the other is suing for the right to view documents submitted by the Department of Homeland Security that supposedly justify the travel ban. Johnathan Smith, legal director for Muslim Advocates, an organization involved in both lawsuits, said, “In addition to the challenge of constitutionality to the program, it’s equally important to bring some transparency, some light, some sunshine to these processes so all Americans can see what’s happening.”


Read at The Associated Press