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Statement From Attorney General Barbara D. Underwood On Travel Ban Decision

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June 26, 2018

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STATEMENT FROM ATTORNEY GENERAL BARBARA D. UNDERWOOD ON TRAVEL BAN DECISION

New York Attorney General Barbara D. Underwood released the following statement on the Supreme Court's decision today regarding the Trump administration’s travel ban:

President Trumps travel bans are a stain on American history that were rooted in deep anti-Muslim animus and unleashed chaos on families, businesses, institutions, and communities throughout New York. Despite today's ruling, New York will continue to serve as a beacon to the world, welcoming people of all faiths, races, nationalities, and backgrounds.

I’m proud of our work to successfully beat back President Trump’s first two discriminatory bans. My office won’t hesitate to act to protect New York’s families and ensure that we live up to the values on which this state and this nation were built.”

The New York Attorney General filed suit and led coalitions of state Attorneys General in filing multiple briefs on all three travel bans, detailing the numerous serious and irreparable harms the states have faced.