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Muslim leaders, ACLU counsel families on travel ban upheld by U.S. Supreme Court

Muslims hold a vigil in Royal Oak in response to attacks in Libya.
Mercedes Mejia
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Michigan Radio

The U.S. Supreme Court this week upheld President Trump’s ban on travel from seven countries: North Korea, Venezuela, Syria, Iran, Yemen, Libya, and Somalia. Five of these countries are majority-Muslim nations where many Michigan residents have family members.

Now, the Council on American-Islamic Relations - Michigan (CAIR) and the American Civil Liberties Union (ACLU) are partnering to look at how the upheld travel ban will impact Muslims living in Michigan. 

Dawud Walid, the executive director of CAIR-Michigan, joined Stateside to discuss the message the ban sends to the Muslim community in Michigan, how his organiazation plans to educate residents on their rights in the wake of the decision, and the organization's next steps in challenging anti-Muslim legislation and attitudes in the United States.

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