We are still waiting for a ruling from both the Fourth Circuit Court of Appeals in case No. 17-1351, International Refugee Assistance Project v. Trump and State of Hawaii, et al. v. Trump pending in the United States Courts for the Ninth Circuit on the President’s Travel Ban. You can find our original posting on the Fourth Circuit here and the Ninth Circuit here.
In the State of Hawaii, et al. v. Trump case there was a Members of Congress Amicus Brief stating the Executive Order discriminated on religion and nationality asking for “This Court should hold unlawful the Executive Order, allowing the President to protect the nation’s security in ways that comply with the Constitution and our nation’s laws.”.
It was signed by 165 members of both the Senate and House of Representatives. The only signatories from Georgia were Representative John Lewis, Representative Hank Johnson and Representative Sandford Bishop Jr.
Both Senators Isakson and Perdue as well as the nine other Congressional Representatives from Georgia were missing from this important document.
Please take a moment this morning to call Senator Isakson letting him know you are disappointed he did not sign this brief.
Please call Senator Isakson at 770 661-0999 and state…..
Please tell the Senator I am disappointed he did not join 165 other member of congress in signing the Amicus Brief in the case of Hawaii vs Trump defending the rights of refugee and immigrants to enter our country.
After calling please send an email to Senator Isakson with the following (or a personal version of it) with the drop down menu topic “Immigration” and the subject line “Hawaii vs Trump”:
I was disappointed to see you did not join a bipartisan group of 165 of your Congressional colleagues in signing onto the Amicus Brief to the Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals expressing concern over the discrimination against refugees and immigrants in the President’s Executive Order.
I fully support welcoming refugees to the U.S. and Georgia and have been alarmed at the victimization this Presidential administration has taken against our fellow human beings fleeing persecution.
Please ensure you are a vocal leader in ensuring those most vulnerable among us are given a safe and welcoming second chance to rebuild their lives here in America and that you oppose this administration’s overt discrimination against refugees and immigrants.
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