Today, the Supreme Court ruled 5-4 to uphold President Donald Trump’s travel ban to certain Muslim countries. The Supreme Court has spoken, but so have the young people across America.
Here is what some young people are saying about today’s travel ban decision.
Good morning to everyone except the Supreme Court— Natalie Bettendorf (@natalierbett) June 26, 2018
my boyfriends mom is an immigrant from libya. in january while trump’s travel ban began she was in libya for a family wedding, her first time visiting the country in over 5 years.— brunch baby (@libertydawnroot) June 26, 2018
As an American-Muslim teen, I am beyond outraged by the Supreme Court's decision to uphold the #MuslimBan, but I am not surprised.— Ziad Ahmed (@ziadtheactivist) June 26, 2018
We live in a country where many believe it's patriotic to be Islamophobic. We live in a country that turns its back on the refugees that it creates.
i was talking to my parents about the travel ban and my dad said “i’m not surprised. they hate us. we’re just terrorists to them. why do you think i never go to the airport?” and now my heart is broken okay bye— nic (@nicolesarahhhh) June 26, 2018
The travel ban was upheld by the Supreme Court today. Nationally its feeding into fear of stereotypes. Personally my dad can’t go visit a place he called home. He can’t go & physically see his family. I won’t be able to go and reunite with family and my own culture.— Ruby Arani (@Ruby_Rubes14) June 26, 2018
Sanaa Abrar is the Policy and Advocacy Manager at United We Dream, an immigrant youth-led organization. As a black and Muslim-American woman she was disheartened upon hearing the news but not surprised at all. She said that she had grown up with Islamophobia her whole life. But part of her remains hopeful.
“We’re seeing representatives from all communities such as Black Lives Matter, LGBTQ, reproductive rights advocates, come in solidarity for Muslims,” She says. “At the core of it all, the people of this country will not stand for it.”
“Our Constitution demands, and our country deserves, a Judiciary willing to hold the coordinate branches to account when they defy our most sacred legal commitments. Because the Court’s decision today has failed in that respect, with profound regret, I dissent.” Sotomayor, J., dissenting. #nobannowall #endthelies #SCOTUS
The debris that clutters your soul Is a infectious blanket Conditioning the mind to be unreceptive, Take your miserable need to live in isolation To a donjon for away Where we won’t miss your presence . . Sending positive energy and strength over to all of my brown skin minority’s in every country. The orange man is reincarnating into the once known Nazi. But just like before, we WILL create an escape plan. This time we need the collective conscious to eliminate separation and limitation. I’m not saying to hold hands singing kumbaya in patience but come together with the purpose of elevating our reality into paradise not prison. . . . ? @treezphotographer #poetress #poetrycommunity #blackpoet #blackmodel #brownskin #poeticpain #muslimban #naziamerica #thisisamerica
Protesters against the Muslim ban have hit the streets already in some major cities. Here’s a thread of scheduled protests sprouting across the nation. See if your city has one below.