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San Diego Muslim Community Reacts To Travel Ban Validation

Zainab Chaudry (from left), Zainab Arain and Megan Fair with the Council on A...

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Above: Zainab Chaudry (from left), Zainab Arain and Megan Fair with the Council on American-Islamic Relations, stand outside of the Supreme Court for an anti-Trump travel ban rally before oral arguments.

San Diego Muslim Community Reacts To Travel Ban Validation


Mejgan Afshan, public policy coordinator, CAIR


On Tuesday, the U.S. Supreme Court upheld the Trump Administration’s third attempt at a travel ban on a 5-4 vote.

This one was more narrowly targeted. In addition to several Muslim countries, it included partial bans on travel to the U.S. from Cuba and Venezuela.

On Tuesday night, local groups, including the Council on American and Islamic Relations (CAIR), Pillars of the Community and Partnership for the Advancement of New Americans held a rally in front of the federal building in downtown San Diego to protest what they call Trump’s “radical anti-Muslim, anti-immigrant, anti-refugee and white nationalist agenda.”

Mejgan Afshan of CAIR joins KPBS Midday Wednesday to talk about how the community will continue to "fight for justice" so that Muslim Americans do not lose hope.


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