Today at 9:30 a.m. PT (12:30 EST) the United States Courts for the Ninth Circuit will be hearing State of Hawaii, et al. v. Trump. Unlike the Maryland case this appeal includes both the refugee ban and the Muslim ban. We have not found that it will be broadcast but it is the second time this court has heard this case.

No matter the outcome this case is likely headed to the U.S. Supreme Court. The decision this court will make is whether the bans will be enforced during the almost certain appeal.

One piece of good news for Georgia is that Attorney General Chris Carr was certainly asked to join in the States’ Amicus Brief filed by the Attorney Generals of Texas, Alabama, Arizona, Arkansas, Florida, Kansas, Louisiana, Montana, North Dakota, Oklahoma, South Carolina, South Dakota, Tennessee, and West Virginia, and Governor Phil Bryant of the State of Mississippi. In the past this is something Georgia would have actively signed on to and Georgia’s lack of participation in joining this group is a solid indication our efforts at outreach to ensure Georgia remains a welcoming state are working. Unfortunately there is also a Members of Congress Amicus Brief in which Georgia is only slightly represented (we will be providing further guidance on that in the near future).

Please take a moment today to contact Georgia Attorney General Chris Carr and thank him for not joining the other states supporting President Trump’s executive order for travel bans.

Please call Attorney General Chris Carr’s office at (404) 656-3300 and state…..Please tell Attorney General Carr thank you for not signing the States’ Amicus Brief supporting the refugee and Muslim travel bans in Hawaii v. Trump.

Please also email Attorney General Carr at ccarr@law.ga.gov with the following message (or a personal version of it) and the subject line “Hawaii v. Trump”:

Attorney General Carr,

Thank you for not signing onto the States’ Amicus Brief to the 9th Circuit Court of Appeals signed by the Attorney Generals of Texas, Alabama, Arizona, Arkansas, Florida, Kansas, Louisiana, Montana, North Dakota, Oklahoma, South Carolina, South Dakota, Tennessee, and West Virginia, and Governor Phil Bryant of the State of Mississippi urging the court to support the refugee and Muslim travel ban.

I support refugee resettlement in the U.S. I am strongly opposed to the announcement from President Trump that slashed refugee admissions, brings all resettlement to a halt, stops resettling refugees from certain countries, and preferences religious minorities. This discrimination flies in the face of core American values and this country’s founding principles. It does not reflect the welcome for refugees I see in my community every day.

Thank You,

Your Name
123 Main Street
Atlanta, GA 31234

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