ACLU Comment on Trump Administration’s Reported Plan to Block Americans from Re-Entering U.S. Over COVID-19
NEW YORK — The Trump administration is reportedly considering the idea of blocking Americans abroad from re-entering the United States due to COVID-19.
Omar Jadwat, director of the American Civil Liberties Union’s Immigrants’ Rights Project, had the following reaction:
“Barring American citizens from the United States is unconstitutional. The Trump administration has rolled out one border ban after another — most recently on children and asylum seekers — using COVID-19 as an excuse, while failing abysmally to get the virus under control in the United States. The rumored order would be another grave error in a year that has already seen far too many.”
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