action 1: Ask Your Attorney General to Fight Muslim Ban 3.0

  • Week of October 15, 2017
“The Trump administration’s continued attempts to discriminate would undermine our states’ families, institutions, and businesses – and we’ll continue to fight back.” Eric Schneiderman, Attorney General, New York

Nice work stopping Trump(Don’t)Care 3.0! Now it’s time for all-of-us to build a wall of resistance to stop Trump’s Muslim Ban 3.0. And we’re not alone--since last January, a band of hero Attorneys General have fought (and won) against Trump’s Muslim Bans 1.0 and 2.0, and they are gearing up for a battle against 3.0.

The National Iranian American Council breaks down what 3.0 would do:

  • Suspend indefinitely the entry of immigrants from Iran, Libya, Somalia, Syria, Yemen, Chad and North Korea.
  • Suspend indefinitely the entry of nonimmigrants from Iran, with the exception of student visas (F and M visas), or exchange visitor visas (J visas). Travelers entering under these three visa categories will be subject to enhanced screening and vetting requirements.
  • Pertain only certain nonimmigrants from Chad, Libya, Yemen and Venezuela to enter, and subject Somali nationals to additional scrutiny.
  • Suspend without exception the entry of nonimmigrants from Syria and North Korea.

As Washington Attorney General Bob Ferguson points out, Trump’s Muslim Ban 3.0 is even worse because it is "broader than his previous efforts because rather than imposing a “temporary pause,” it indefinitely bans immigration by individuals from six majority Muslim countries (Iran, Libya, Somalia, Syria, Yemen and Chad)."

On Thursday, October 11th, the Attorneys General from the following states filed an Updated Complaint  and a Temporary Restraining Order against Muslim Ban 3.0:

  • California
  • Maryland
  • Massachusetts
  • New York
  • Oregon
  • Washington

Hawaii’s Attorney General Doug Chin has also renewed his fight.

All-of-us must make sure that our Attorneys General protect our states from religious discrimination.

Here’s how:

  1. If your attorney general is not one of these seven, call them and ask them to join the seven attorneys general who are fighting religious discrimination. Use this script:

I am calling to ask Attorney General [___________] to join Attorneys General from the seven states who have filed a lawsuit against the Trump Administration for his latest version of the Muslim Ban. Just like the previous two versions, that version is unconstitutional and un-American because it discriminates on the basis of religion. I hope that Attorney General [__________] finds the moral courage to stand up against Trump’s hateful policy.

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