Alert! Supreme Court Again Upholds Trump’s Total Barring of Refugees.
Resist the Muslim Ban!

July 20, 2017 | Revolution Newspaper |


On Wednesday, July 19, the U.S. Supreme Court overturned a lower-court ruling that would have allowed about 24,000 refugees into the United States—these refugees are part of the Trump/Pence regime’s ban on refugees and people from six Muslim-majority countries.

In early July, the Supreme Court upheld sections of the Trump/Pence Muslim Ban 2.0 that barred all refugees and visitors and immigrants from six Muslim-majority countries without “bona fide relationships” to people in this country. The Trump/Pence regime then declared that the relationship between people living here in the U.S. and their grandparents (and some other relatives) in those countries was NOT considered “bona fide relationships.” A federal judge in Hawai'i ruled against the ban on grandparents, and also said that refugees already certified by a resettlement agency should be allowed in.

Now, the latest Supreme Court ruling shuts the door on those refugees. While the ruling does go against the Trump/Pence regime’s efforts to include grandparents among those banned from the six Muslim-majority countries, overall this is a continuation of the escalation of a war on Muslims represented by the Supreme Court’s reinstatement of major parts of the Muslim ban. In October, the Court will take up reinstating the entire ban.

And the fact is that the Trump/Pence regime, with its open contempt for legal challenges and court rulings, has been going ahead with aggressively implementing measures that effectively amount to a Muslim ban. This is gone into in a July 8 New York Times op-ed, “How Trump Is Stealthily Carrying Out His Muslim Ban,” by two representatives of Muslim Advocates. will be writing more about this soon.

The “highest court in the land” is putting a stamp of approval on dehumanizing and terrorizing Muslims in the U.S.—and around the world. This has very serious implications—intensifying a situation where all Muslims in this country must seriously fear legal persecution or violence and terror at the hands of “unofficial” fascist thugs. It ratchets up the hellish conflict between Western imperialism and fundamentalist Islamic Jihad. And to the extent that these fascist developments are not met by widespread outrage and protest, a toxic climate is further fanned in society—where people remain silent, pretending not to see, while others around them are hounded and rounded up... as happened in Nazi Germany.

The Muslim ban must be opposed and stopped—in the name of humanity.



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