WASHINGTON – Vanita Gupta, president and CEO of The Leadership Conference on Civil and Human Rights, today issued the following statement in response to the Trump administration’s announcement of targeted travel restrictions on certain countries included in the indefensible Muslim Ban.
“No matter how many times the administration tries to repackage and sell it, President Trump’s Muslim travel ban remains hateful, discriminatory, and xenophobic. The addition of North Korea and Venezuela doesn’t make this any less of a Muslim ban. While Trump continues to try and fulfill his campaign promise to ban Muslims, this latest version will continue to harm families and degrade our values.”
The Leadership Conference on Civil and Human Rights is a coalition charged by its diverse membership of approximately 200 national organizations to promote and protect the rights of all persons in the United States. The Leadership Conference works toward an America as good as its ideals. For more information on The Leadership Conference and its approximately 200 member organizations, visit www.civilrights.org.