The Council on American Islamic Relations (CAIR) and its friends on the Left including the Hebrew Immigrant Aid Society are still trying to undo President Trump’s ban on migrants from certain countries all of which are terrorist hotbeds.
Here is the latest in the on-going saga of the so-called “Muslim ban” (Hat tip: Margaret),
CAIR Welcomes Maryland Federal Court’s Decision Giving Civil Rights Group Legal Authority to Demand Access to Government Info About Trump’s Muslim Ban
With this decision, CAIR will be able to demand documents about the Muslim Ban’s genesis and its implementation as well as depose government officials in order to develop an authoritative accounting of this historic injustice.
The court found that that the lawsuit successfully detailed the President “exhibiting religious animus toward Muslims and articulating a desire to ban Muslims from entering the United States.” Judge Chuang allowed CAIR’s challenge to move forward, because the facts asserted “support a conclusion that the Proclamation was issued for the illegitimate purpose of advancing fear and hatred toward Muslims.”
The challenge, brought by CAIR and the Brennan Center for Justice at NYU School of Law, seeks to invalidate the Muslim Ban under the standard set by Trump v. Hawaii.
The decision is part of a set of three cases being considered in parallel by the federal court — International Refugee Assistance Project v. Trump and Iranian Alliances Across Borders v. Trump being the other two cases.
“This decision proves that the Supreme Court’s decision last year will not be the last opportunity to hold the Trump administration accountable for its decision to impose a Muslim Ban,” said CAIR Senior Litigation Attorney Gadeir Abbas.
“We welcome this decision and thank our legal team for their diligence on this important issue,” said CAIR National Executive Director Nihad Awad . “CAIR will continue to challenge the unconstitutional Muslim ban through every legal avenue available.”
International Refugee Assistance Project v. Trump, brought by the American Civil Liberties Union, ACLU of Maryland, National Immigration Law Center, and International Refugee Assistance Project (IRAP) at the Urban Justice Center on behalf of HIAS, IRAP, the Middle East Studies Association, Yemeni American Merchants Association, and the Arab American Association of New York. [HIAS is short for the Hebrew Immigrant Aid Society one of nine federal contractors you fund with your tax dollars.—ed]