Los Angeles, CA – Maria Elena Durazo, UNITE HERE’s General Vice President for Immigration, Civil Rights and Diversity, has issued the following statement in response to the Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals’ ruling against reinstating President Trump’s travel ban, targeting Muslim immigrants:
“The Ninth Circuit’s unanimous ruling against Donald Trump’s unAmerican ban on Muslims and refugees is a victory for the Constitution of the United States. It is a victory for the principles of justice and democracy and it is a stinging rebuke to the hateful agenda of the Trump Administration. This is a country of immigrants that has long served as a beacon of hope for the ‘tired, the poor and the huddled masses yearning to breathe free.’ Every generation of immigrants has worked to build our nation, in the mines and as cooks. Donald Trump does not represent the promise and hope of America.
“The decision by the Court is a sign that our country will continue to live up to its ideals. We must all continue to mobilize every day to build a progressive movement that can win victories like this, through the courts and through non-violent public actions.”
— Maria Elena Durazo, UNITE HERE General Vice President for Immigration, Civil Rights and Diversity