DEARBORN (AP) — A civil rights group has sued on behalf of U.S. green-card holders objecting to President Donald Trump’s order temporarily banning refugees and immigrants from seven mostly Muslim countries.
The Arab-American Civil Rights League argues in the suit filed Tuesday in Detroit’s U.S. District Court that the executive action is unconstitutional and targets immigrant communities. It represents about a half-dozen legal, permanent residents, some of whom have been turned away from U.S.-bound planes.READ MORE: Michigan State Police Trooper Rescues Cat Hitching Ride On Truck Before Falling Off In Metro Detroit
League Director Rula Aoun says most plaintiffs live in the Detroit area, which has one of the nation’s largest Arab and Muslim communities.
Aoun says green-card holders have a “lawful right to be in the U.S.” but have been detained or denied entry.READ MORE: Detroit Public Library Branches Distributing Free At-Home COVID-19 Tests
Trump says the ban is about safety, not religion. It faces numerous legal challenges.
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