OCA Disappointed in SCOTUS Decision to Uphold Travel Ban

27 June 2018


Contact: Thu Nguyen | Communications Associate

202.223.5500 | tnguyen@ocanational.org

Washington, DC – In response to the Supreme Court’s decision to uphold the Administration’s Travel Ban, OCA-Asian Pacific American Advocates released the following statement:

Yesterday, our justice system upheld the Administration’s Travel Ban – a policy that is rooted in xenophobia rather than facts. Despite the context surrounding its intention, Justice Roberts and the majority opinion defended the ban on national security grounds. The United States has a history of disenfranchising and targeting communities without stating the obvious. Notably, Executive Order 9066 did not specify Japanese Americans, but it was applied to over 120,000 Japanese Americans on the grounds of national security. Indeed, it is extremely hypocritical of the majority opinion to utilize their decision to overturn Korematsu v. United States; exchanging one racist policy for another only harms our country. In light of the Court’s failure, we call on members of Congress to advance legislation prohibiting the implementation of the travel ban.

OCA – Asian Pacific American Advocates is a national organization of community advocates dedicated to the social, political, and economic well-being of Asian Pacific American Islanders (AAPI’s.)