ACLU Vows to Fight Travel Ban 2.0: ‘This New Ban is Still Unconstitutional’


Almost as soon as President Donald Trump signed an updated version of an Executive Order banning foreign nationals from six terror-prone nations, the American Civil Liberties Union vowed to fight.

The organization, whose lawsuit played a significant role in derailing the first ban, announced via Twitter that it would give no ground.

“The Trump administration has conceded that its original Muslim ban was indefensible. Unfortunately, it has replaced it with a scaled-back version that shares the same fatal flaws. The only way to actually fix the Muslim ban is not to have a Muslim ban,” Omar Jadwat, director of the ACLU’s Immigrants’ Rights, said in a statement posted to the ACLU website. “Instead, President Trump has recommitted himself to religious discrimination, and he can expect continued disapproval from both the courts and the people.”

The renewed ACLU offensive comes after a major victory when a federal judge halted the first iteration of the ban. The organization raised more than $20 million in donations on a promise to stand in opposition to the president.

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