January 29, 2017

ACS President Statement on Pres. Trump’s Executive Order and Detention of Muslims in Airports

Donald Trump

CONTACT: Paul Guequierre, pguequierre@acslaw.org

Washington, D.C. – ACS President Caroline Fredrickson made the following statement on President Trump’s Executive Order on immigration banning Muslim refugees and Legal Permanent Residents from entering the United States:

“President Trump’s reckless Executive Order is a dangerous assault on real people, their families and our Constitution. The order violates the law by targeting people on the basis of their religion and causes irreparable harm to rights of refugees and legal immigrants. We stand with all who have been detained in our nation’s airports and the lawyers and others who have come together to protect and defend them.  It is so vital for our democracy that we have an independent judiciary to ensure rule of law and access to justice -- may it remain so.”   

The American Constitution Society for Law and Policy (ACS), founded in 2001 and one of the nation's leading progressive legal organizations, is a rapidly growing network of lawyers, law students, scholars, judges, policymakers and other concerned individuals dedicated to making the law a force to improve lives of all people. For more information about the organization or to locate one of the more than 200 lawyer and law student chapters in 48 states, please visit www.acslaw.org.