April 15, 2020 PROGRAMMING

The Muslim Ban Revisited: Trump v. Hawaii Two Years Later

Following his ascension to the Oval Office in 2017, President Trump issued an executive order banning entry to the United States from seven Muslim-majority countries. On June 26, 2018, the U.S. Supreme Court upheld the third iteration of the ban after earlier versions had been enjoined in lower federal courts, and then revised and blocked again. Our panel of experts explores recent legal developments since Trump v. Hawaii.



  • Congresswoman Judy Chu, U.S. Representative for California's 27th Congressional District; Sponsor, No Ban Act
  • Elica Vafaie, Pro Bono & Strategic Partnerships Director, Lawyers’ Committee for Civil Rights
  • Khaled A. Beydoun, Law Professor, University of Arkansas School of Law 
  • MODERATOR Engy Abdelkader, Chair, Rights of Immigrants Committee, Section of Civil Rights and Social Justice, American Bar Association


PP 9645 Waiver Statistics from the Department of State

Practice Guide from American Immigration Lawyers Association on applying for a waiver

General Resources from Penn State Law Center for Immigrants’ Rights Clinic

No Muslim Ban Ever Campaign

2018 Complaint for Pars Equality Center v. Pompeo, Class Action Challenging the Waiver Process

About the Webinar Series

As the next presidential election cycle creeps near, and amid a congressional impeachment inquiry, the Administration has further intensified its assault on immigrants.  From a new "public charge" rule that refuses green cards and citizenship to poor immigrants to denying visas to those who lack health insurance to  collecting DNA from detained immigrants for an FBI database, such xenophobic policies undermine constitutional values and democratic principles. 

The Section's Rights of Immigrants Committee is hosting a six-part national lecture series exploring immigration at the intersection of national security law, public international law and US constitutional law, among other legal areas. During these free webinars, legal scholars, practitioners and political commentators will address this deepening crises in our collective pursuit advancing law and justice.  Effective action begins with knowledge and proper understanding.

ABA Commission on Immigration
ABA Criminal Justice Section
ABA Center for Public Interest Law
ABA Section of International Law
ABA Government and Public Sector Lawyers Division

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