This is the second article in a short series that gives highlights and updates regarding hot button immigration issues.
Executive Order 13769
On January 27, 2017 United States President Donald Trump put into effect Executive Order 13769, “Protecting the Nation from Foreign Terrorist Entry into the United States”, better known as the Muslim Travel. The purpose of the order was to, “protect the American people from terrorist attacks by foreign nationals admitted to the United States”. This version of the travel ban then expired on March 16, 2017 (Trump).
Challenges Against E.O. 13769
Executive Order 13780
On March 6, 2017 Executive Order 13780 was issued, taking effect on March 16, 2017, superseded Executive Order 13769.
President issues Proclamation 9645 titled “Enhancing Vetting Capabilities and Processes for Detecting Attempted Entry into the United States by Terrorists or other Public-Safety Threats” on September 24, 2017. This sets an indefinite bar on Chad, Iran, Libya, North Korea, Syria, Venezuela, Yemen, and Somalia occurred.
United States Supreme Court ruled Proclamation 9645 constitutional on June 26, 2018 through a 5-4 decision on Trump v. Hawaii (Executive Order Entry Ban Litigation Update).
After Supreme Court ruling on Trump v. Hawaii no more legal avenues remain and the travel ban is now the law of the land.
Now, the culture that falsely presents Muslim people as “dangerous”, as “terrorists”, as “a threat to U.S. sovereignty” must be changed. Actions taken to change the narrative that dehumanizes the Muslim community include standing up against hate, refusing to purchase or watch films that depict Muslim people as a threat, or by being a true ally to the Muslim community and support them in any capacity needed. Though we cannot change the law in the near future we can change the climate in our country that led to this policy (Islam). We encourage you to start the sometimes uncomfortable but necessary conversations and challenge Islamophobia and racism in your social circles.
*Look out for information on our social media about a dialogue event in Utah about the Muslim Ban happening early August 2018.
“After Supreme Court Ruling, How Does Trump’s Travel Ban Affect U.S. Immigration Policy?” PBS News Hour, www.pbs.org/newshour/show/after-supreme-court-ruling-how-does-trumps-travel-ban-affect-u-s-immigration-policy#audio.
“Executive Order Entry Ban Litigation Updates.” NAFSA, 26 June 2017, www.nafsa.org/Professional_Resources/Browse_by_Interest/International_Students_and_Scholars/Executive_Order_Entry_Ban_Litigation_Updates/.
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Gambino, Lauren, et al. “Thousands Protest against Trump Travel Ban in Cities and Airports Nationwide.” The Guardian, 29 Jan. 2017, www.theguardian.com/us-news/2017/jan/29/protest-trump-travel-ban-muslims-airports.
Hersher, Rebecca. “Federal Judge Stays Trump Travel Order, But Many Visas Already Revoked.” NPR, 3 Feb. 2017, www.npr.org/sections/thetwo-way/2017/02/03/513306413/state-department-says-fewer-than-60-000-visas-revoked-under-travel-order.
Islam, Namira. “An Anti-Muslim Narrative Has Shaped Policy for Decades. The Travel Ban Will Make It Worse.” Vox, 27 June 2018, www.vox.com/first-person/2018/6/27/17510560/travel-ban-muslim-trump-islamophobia.
Liptak, Adam, and Michael D. Shear. “Trump’s Travel Ban Is Upheld by Supreme Court.” New York Times, 26 June 2018, www.nytimes.com/2018/06/26/us/politics/supreme-court-trump-travel-ban.html.
Matthews, Dylan. “Read: Sonia Sotomayor Condemns Trump’s ‘Unrelenting Attack on the Muslim Religion and Its Follow Ers.’” Vox, 26 June 2018, www.vox.com/2018/6/26/17505906/sonia-sotomayor-dissent-travel-ban-muslim-trump-ginsburg.
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Neuhauser, Alan. “6 Differences Between the New and Old Travel Bans.” U.S. News, 6 Mar. 2017, www.usnews.com/news/national-news/articles/2017-03-06/6-differences-between-trumps-new-and-old-travel-bans.
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Jessica RodriguezAdvocacy & Programming Intern at Racially Just Utah
This is the first article in a short series that gives highlights and updates regarding hot button immigration issues.
The Citizenship Question
On March 26, 2018 Secretary Wilbur Ross, who oversees the U.S. Census Bureau, announced the intention of adding a citizenship question on the 2020 census. His reasoning for this change is to root out violations of the Voters Rights Act by monitoring voter demographics.
Resistance/ Responses Taking Place
Avenues of Advocacy Remaining
There are still more actions that can be taken today to prevent having a citizenship question on the 2020 census. Some of those include:
And if at the end there is a citizenship question on the 2020 census individuals should:
The Times Editorial Board. “Asking for Citizenship Status Politicizes the Census and Imperils an Accurate Count.” Los Angeles TImes, 29 Mar. 2018, www.latimes.com/opinion/editorials/la-ed-census-citizenship-20180329-story.html.
“Attorney General Schneiderman To Lead Multistate Lawsuit To Preserve Fair And Accurate Census.” Attorney General Barbara D. Underwood, New York State Attorney General , 27 Mar. 2018, ag.ny.gov/press-release/attorney-general-schneiderman-lead-multistate-lawsuit-preserve-fair-and-accurate.
Clark, Dartunorro. “Trump Wants to Ask about Citizenship on the Census. Here's Why the U.S. Stopped in 1960.” NBC News, 17 Apr. 2018, www.nbcnews.com/politics/politics-news/trump-wants-ask-about-citizenship-census-here-s-why-u-n864246.
Freking, Kevin. “NAACP Files Lawsuit over 2020 Census.” PBS News Hour, 28 Mar. 2018, www.pbs.org/newshour/politics/naacp-files-lawsuit-over-2020-census.
Jordan , Miriam. “If Census Asks About Citizenship, Some Already Have an Answer: No Comment.” New York Times, 27 Mar. 2018, www.nytimes.com/2018/03/27/us/census-undocumented-immigrants.html.
Quinn, Melissa. “ACLU Sues Trump Administration over Census Citizenship Question.” Washington Examiner, 6 June 2018, www.washingtonexaminer.com/policy/courts/aclu-sues-trump-administration-over-census-citizenship-question.
Weiser, Wendy, and Thomas Wolf. “Why The Census Asking About Citizenship Is Such A Problem.” Huffington Post , 27 Mar. 2018, www.huffingtonpost.com/entry/opinion-weiser-wolf-census-citizenship_us_5aba6334e4b054d118e74f3f.
Advocacy & Programming Intern at Racially Just Utah