Sotomayor Blasts Trump’s Anti-Muslim Travel Ban As 'Masquerade of National Security Concerns’ in Fiery Dissent
June 26, 2018Immigration
In a scathing dissent, Supreme Court Justice Sonia Sotomayor took the Supreme Court majority to task for giving a green light to President Donald Trump’s travel ban, calling it fraud.
With all five conservative justices ruling in Trump’s favor, Sotomayor said they turned a blind-eye to the policy, which she called “anti-Muslim.”
Writing, “The United States of America is a Nation built upon the promise of religious liberty,” she added the “policy first advertised openly and unequivocally as a total and complete shutdown of Muslims entering the United States.”
“The policy now masquerades behind a facade of national security concerns,” she wrote.
“This repackaging does little to cleanse Presidential Proclamation No. 9645 of the appearance of discrimination that the president’s words have created,” she added.
You can read a portion of her dissent below: