American Muslim and Arab Professionals File Amicus Brief against Ban

On behalf of American Muslim and Arab organizations that represent doctors, scientists, engineers, business leaders, and other professionals, Muslim Advocates filed an amicus brief in support of the State of Washington’s case against President Trump’s Muslim Ban.
The brief argues that Trump’s executive order unconstitutionally targets entire groups of people based on religion. Consequently, it harms American Muslim and Arab professionals who provide essential healthcare, education, legal and other services within the country and abroad.
Signatories on the brief with Muslim Advocates are: National Arab American Medical Association, American Muslim Health Professionals, Muslim Urban Professionals (MUPPIES), Council for the Advancement of Muslim Professionals (CAMP), Network of Arab-American Professionals (NAAP), and Islamic Medical Association of North America.
“Trump’s attempt to close our borders means closing innovation, closing education, and closing access to healthcare, and no American can reasonably think that’s a good thing,” said FarhanaKhera, executive director of Muslim Advocates. “Our nation benefits from the many experts who have traveled to America to treat patients, work at labs to find cures, and advance technology that impacts us all. Trump’s executive order is not only morally reprehensible and unconstitutional, but it also hurts millions of citizens who benefit from the work of professionals who would otherwise be allowed to entry to the country.”



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