On the decision in Hawai‘i v. Trump

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Executive Director Joshua Wisch said:

“Today’s 5-4 Supreme Court decision hurts for all the people directly impacted by this discriminatory ban in Hawaii and across the country. It hurts for everyone who cherishes our constitution and the ideals it represents. And while the Court reached the wrong decision today—one which will haunt it for generations—we take comfort in knowing that the American people rose up to defend the most vulnerable among us in their most fraught hours. When Japanese-Americans were sent to internment camps during World War II not only did the courts fail, but the people were silent. Not so this time. Starting in Hawaii, Americans nationwide made their voices heard in the streets and in the courts. And here in Hawaii, individuals, organizations, and the state government itself stood shoulder-to-shoulder with our local Muslim community. And to our Muslim friends and neighbors who showed so much courage in speaking out: we thank you for leading the way, and we are proud to stand with you still. Today does not weaken our resolve. It strengthens it—as it must—because there is still so much work to do.”