Beyond the Muslim Ban Briefing
A panel of immigration and civil rights activists discussed the effects of President Trump’s third Muslim travel ban, and how measures such as extreme vetting and the revocation of certain visa programs could further limit the number of Muslims entering the United States. In opening remarks, Rep. Chu (D-CA-27) called on advocates to continue opposing the ban and encourage their members of Congress to do the same.
Poll on American Attitudes Post-Trump
The Arab American Institute released their poll on American attitudes toward Muslim and Arab Americans, as well as a variety of policy issues. Among their findings was that although there is a partisan divide on favorable attitudes toward Muslim Americans, they have overall improved since President Trump’s election.
Extreme Vetting Briefing
The Brennan Center hosted a discussion of the Trump Administration’s proposed “extreme vetting” of immigrants and visitors to the United States. Panelists highlighted the pitfalls of trying to scan social media data to determine terrorism risks and warned of its potential effects on freedom of speech.
No Muslim Ban Ever Rally
Muslims and allies gathered in front of the Supreme Court to protest its decision to let Muslim Ban 3.0 go into effect, and renew their support for families who will be affected by the ban. Rep. Chu (D-CA-27) and Rep. Kildee (D-MI-5) also called for the country's leaders to live up to its ideals of tolerance and diversity.