Supreme Court Ruling in Muslim Travel Ban Case is a Severe Blow to Protections against Religious Discrimination
WASHINGTON, D.C. - Today the U.S. Supreme Court made a decision that upheld Trump’s discriminatory travel ban for
individuals from selected Muslim nations. The National Association of Social Workers (NASW) is appalled the Court chose to
embrace a policy that could lead to a new era of religious bigotry.
permitting Trump’s Muslim Ban, the Court encourages an underlying xenophobic
and nativist trend. All of which
contradicts the nation’s ethos of religious freedom and inclusiveness. It is
unquestionable that discriminating against countries based on nationality or
religion will not make the United States stronger; it will make us decidedly
weaker in the eyes of the rest of the world.
not stand idle in the face of this decision by the Supreme Court. Along with
the abhorrent Family Separation policy, the Muslim Ban reflects a hostility to the
immigrant community as a whole.
assertive actions, and coalition building, NASW will work to reverse these
disturbing trends. We call on the American people to hold this administration
accountable by vociferously fighting against xenophobia and religious
insists that Congress exert its constitutional duties of being a check on the
executive branch’s hostile and discriminatory actions against religious
The National Association of Social Workers (NASW), in Washington, DC, is the largest membership organization of professional social workers. It promotes, develops, and protects the practice of social work and social workers. NASW also seeks to enhance the well-being of individuals, families, and communities through its advocacy.