OSJ Action Alert: June 28, 2018

Ask Congress to Oppose the
President’s Travel Ban

Yesterday, the U.S. Supreme Court ruled that the president has the authority to ban travelers from certain Muslim-majority countries, a practice which has been implemented since December, if the president deems necessary for reasons including national security. This precedent-setting decision opens the door to discrimination against people based on their race, religion, ethnicity, or country of origin.

While the Supreme Court has said that the policy is within the scope of presidential authority, they declined to comment on the soundness of the policy. Now is the time for God’s people speak out about our values of welcome and religious freedom.

Congress must not stand by and allow unjust policies to remain in place. Over the past eighteen months, Congress has not held a single hearing or engaged in appropriate oversight of these discriminatory policies.

We urge Congress to support policies that demonstrate love for our neighbors without exception.

Ask Congress to rescind the president’s travel ban.

This action alert is from Friends Committee on National.

For more background information and rationale from the CRC Office of Social Justice about this action alert, click here.