Lawsuits Related to Trump's Muslim Ban
The ACLU is fighting President Trump’s Muslim ban executive order on several fronts.
The ACLU and partner organizations brought the first challenge to the Trump’s Muslim ban executive order. The lead plaintiffs were detained by the U.S. government and threatened with deportation even though they had valid visas to enter the United States. More details here.
We filed another federal lawsuit challenging the executive order, charging it violates the Constitution — including the First Amendment’s prohibition of government establishment of religion and the Fifth Amendment’s guarantees of equal treatment under the law — and federal laws. More details here.
Through Freedom of Information Act (FOIA) requests:
Fifty ACLU affiliates filed 18 coordinated FOIA requests with local U.S. Customs and Border Protection offices to expose how Trump administration officials are interpreting and executing the president’s Muslim ban at over 55 international airports across the country, acting in violation of federal courts that ordered a stay on the ban’s implementation. More details here.
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