Perez on Muslim Ban Ruling

Today, the 9th Circuit Court of Appeals upheld a lower court’s block of President Trump’s Muslim ban. This comes just weeks after the 4th Circuit Court of Appeals found that his executive order was “rooted in religious animus and intended to bar Muslims from this country.” DNC Chair Tom Perez released the following statement:

“Discrimination is not a national security strategy, and prejudice is not patriotism. That’s why judge after judge is coming to the same conclusion: Trump’s Muslim ban is an unconstitutional assault on our nation’s foundation of religious freedom and an attack on the Muslim community. Such bigotry and intolerance has no place in a country built on the ideals of liberty, equality, and justice for all.”