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Michigan groups renew legal fight against President Trump's travel ban

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A handful of Michigan groups are renewing their fight against President Trump’s travel ban.  It restricts people from several Muslim-majority countries from entering the United States.

In June, the United States Supreme Court said the travel ban that limits people from seven countries can continue while its constitutionality is decided in court.

The ACLU of Michigan had already filed a lawsuit with organizations including the Arab American Civil Rights League and the American Arab Chamber of Commerce.

Their goal is to keep families together by proving religious discrimination. Recently, they amended their lawsuit to contest President Trump’s latest version of the travel ban.  

Miriam Aukerman is with the ACLU of Michigan.

“The Muslim ban is tearing apart these families, preventing them from coming together and being together,” she says.

The Department of Justice declined to comment. 

The White House has said the areas cited in the ban failed to meet minimum requirements for screening and vetting.