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Brennan Center and 46 Organizations Demand Congressional Oversight of Trump’s Muslim Ban and Extreme Vetting

The Brennan Center, alongside 46 other civil and human rights organizations, sent a letter calling on Congress to take necessary steps to obtain full information about the Trump administration’s implementation of the Muslim ban and “extreme vetting” policies.

Published: June 13, 2018

The undersigned organizations write to urge Congress to take necessary steps to obtain full information about the Trump administration’s implementation of Executive Order 13769, Executive Order 13780, and Presidential Proclamation 9645 – collectively known as the “Muslim Ban” – as well as “extreme vetting.” They represent millions of Americans who have been directly impacted, have had family members directly impacted, or are deeply disturbed by the policies. The letter calls on Congress to mandate that the State Department and U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services consistently report the number of people impacted by the ban and extreme vetting procedures. This information would give Congress and the public the necessary information to ensure the Administration is complying with federal law.

American-Arab Anti-Discrimination Committee
American Civil Liberties Union
Americans United for Separation of Church and State
Arab American Association of New York
Arab American Institute
Arab Community Center for Economic and Social Services (ACCESS)
Asian Americans Advancing Justice – Asian Law Caucus
Asian Americans Advancing Justice – Atlanta
Asian Pacific Policy and Planning Council
Brennan Center for Justice at NYU School of Law
CAIR San Francisco Bay Area
Center for Constitutional Rights
Center for Victims of Torture
CLEAR Project at CUNY School of Law
Council on American-Islamic Relations (CAIR)
Defending Rights & Dissent
Emgage Action
Foreign Policy for America
Interfaith Worker Justice
International Refugee Assistance Project (IRAP) at the Urban Justice Center
Iranian American Bar Association
J Street
Jobs With Justice
Lutheran Immigration and Refugee Service
Montgomery County (MD) Civil Rights Coalition
Multifaith Alliance for Syrian Refugees
Muslim Advocates
Muslim Public Affairs Council
National Council of Jewish Women
National Immigration Law Center
National Network for Arab American Communities
NIAC Action
Only Through US
Oxfam America
Peace Action
Poligon Education Fund
Project South
Sikh American Legal Defense and Education Fund
South Asian Americans Leading Together (SAALT)
STAND: The Student-Led Movement To End Mass Atrocities
T’ruah: The Rabbinic Call for Human Rights
Win Without War
Yemeni American Merchants Association (YAMA)

Signed Letter Requesting Congressional Oversight of the Muslim Ban by The Brennan Center for Justice on Scribd