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Tuesday, June 26, 2018

AG HEALEY STATEMENT ON U.S. SUPREME COURT DECISION TO UPHOLD TRUMP TRAVEL BAN

AG HEALEY STATEMENT ON U.S. SUPREME COURT DECISION TO UPHOLD TRUMP TRAVEL BAN

BOSTON – Attorney General Maura Healey today issued the following statement in response to the U.S. Supreme Court’s decision to uphold President Trump’s travel ban:
“From the beginning, President Trump has been trying to make good on an outrageous and discriminatory campaign promise by banning Muslims from entering our country,” said AG Healey. “While I disagree with the court’s decision today, I am proud that we successfully stopped the first two versions of this executive order and limited the impact of this shameful policy. My office will continue to work with leaders in government and immigrant communities across Massachusetts to protect everyone’s rights and stand up to hate in all of its forms.”

AG Healey was one of the first state attorneys general to challenge President Trump’s executive order banning individuals from seven predominantly Muslim countries from entering the U.S. in January 2017, and later joined a lawsuit challenging the president’s revised travel ban in March 2017. Both of these earlier versions of the ban were struck down in court.