WASHINGTON, DC – FWD.us President Todd Schulte issued the following statement today after the Supreme Court issued a decision to uphold President Trump’s travel ban:
“During his campaign, then-candidate Trump advocated for a religious test for people to come to this country, repeatedly calling for a ‘total and complete shutdown of Muslims entering the United States.’ He said this over and over and over again – including in his signature statement entitled ‘Preventing Muslim Immigration.’ The travel ban is the policy manifestation of these words, and words matter, particularly when they come from the President of the United States. We are deeply disappointed by today’s decision.
“Assaulting basic freedoms and rights by attacking marginalized groups and stoking fear is not new in our history. It is as wrong today as it has always been. While those under attack may change, such discrimination goes against the very core of a country founded on a belief in religious and personal liberty. We will continue to fight against efforts to discriminate against and demonize people based on where they are from or how they worship.”