Congressman José E. Serrano

Representing the 15th District of New York

Congressman Serrano on Supreme Court Decision Upholding President Trump’s Third Muslim Ban

Jun 27, 2018
Press Release

Washington, DC – Congressman José E. Serrano today released the following statement in response to the Supreme Court’s 5-4 ruling in Hawaii v. Trump, which upholds the President’s Muslim ban:

“Despite today’s decision, President Trump’s Muslim ban remains as discriminatory, immoral, and dangerous as when it was first announced. The Supreme Court’s dangerous ruling today is another affront on our  founding principles, values, and national security. By targeting ethnic and religious minorities, this Administration is completely ignoring our history and tradition of religious freedom, sending the wrong message to the world, and handing Muslim extremists the perfect recruiting tool.”

Last year, Congressman Serrano led efforts to investigate the Muslim ban’s implementation in response to reports indicating that individuals stopped by Customs and Border Patrol (CBP) were coerced into signing forms relinquishing their legal permanent resident status and others were pressured into rescinding their applications for admission into our country under a visa.