Colorado Muslims say President Trump's new travel ban is a civil rights violation

Posted at 10:00 AM, Mar 12, 2017
and last updated 2017-03-12 20:10:46-04

DENVER -- Less than a week before it’s scheduled to take effect, President Donald Trump's new travel ban order is facing protests and legal challenges.

Hawaii has already filed a suit challenging the executive order while Washington, Minnesota, Oregon, New York and Massachusetts plan to file a new challenge.

"It’s a violation against our civil rights as Americans and as folks or refugees who are seeking asylum in the United States and wishing to become Americans," the Colorado Muslim Society’s Iman Jodeh told Anne Trujillo on this week’s Politics Unplugged.

Jodeh says she understands why people who support the ban are concerned, but she just doesn’t believe this travel ban is the best way to address those concerns.

"Just like all Americans Muslims are also Americans and just like Americans are concerned with their safety, Muslim-Americans are concerned with our safety as well," Jodeh said. "However, having said that, I think it’s important to remember that we as Muslims contribute to this community and to this country."

White House spokesman Sean Spicer says the administration believes the revised travel ban will stand up to legal scrutiny.


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