ACLU Launches Muslim Ban Story Campaign to Mark One-Year Anniversary

‘Living with the Muslim Ban’ Features Stories of Families Separated, Lives Uprooted

January 24, 2018 2:00 pm

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NEW YORK — The American Civil Liberties Union today launched “Living with the Muslim Ban,” a collection of personal stories submitted by people affected by President Trump’s Muslim ban orders.

On Saturday, January 27, it will be one year since Trump issued his first Muslim ban executive order. In December, the Supreme Court allowed the latest version to go into effect until the legal challenges are fully decided.

Communities across the country are grappling with what it means to be Muslim in the United States, living under a president who denigrates them and has spun his prejudice into actual policy.

To mark the one-year anniversary of Trump’s initial order, the ACLU invited people to share how a Muslim ban has affected their lives. Heart-wrenching stories of families separated and lives thrown into turmoil poured in from the United States and abroad.

The stories illustrate just how profoundly the Muslim ban has altered people’s lives. Read them here: https://www.aclu.org/issues/immigrants-rights/living-muslim-ban

People are encouraged to submit their personal stories here: https://action.aclu.org/secure/one-year-ban-share-your-story

This statement is here: https://www.aclu.org/news/aclu-launches-muslim-ban-story-campaign-mark-one-year-anniversary

Learn more about the ACLU’s challenge to Trump’s Muslim ban here: https://www.aclu.org/cases/international-refugee-assistance-project-v-trump

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