‘It’s about love’: Trump’s new Muslim policy
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“It’s time to put the hate behind us,” Trump told supporters in Florida last week.
“It will be time to get back to the loving love of God.
It will be a very, very special day.”
In the weeks since, Trump has begun to implement his Muslim ban and has called for a temporary ban on Muslim immigration to the United States.
His administration has faced criticism from the public, lawmakers and civil rights leaders, who say the ban violates the constitution’s Establishment Clause, which bars government from favoring one religion over another.
The Supreme Court upheld the ban in September, saying it was narrowly tailored to protect religious minorities.
“The ban is a Muslim ban,” Senate Minority Leader Chuck Schumer, D-N.Y., said last week on MSNBC.
“You know what it is?
It is a Christian ban.”
On Monday, Senate Minority Whip Dick Durbin, D.D., joined other Democrats in voting against the ban, citing the religious freedom provisions.
The Trump administration has said it will appeal the Supreme Court decision, arguing that the ban has already been upheld.
But there are many legal hurdles that remain.
“I have serious concerns that the president’s order could be struck down in court,” said Sen. Mark Warner, D.-Va., the top Democrat on the Senate Intelligence Committee.
The ban has faced strong opposition from Democrats, who have called it an attack on religious liberty.
The House passed a bill last month to reverse the ban but is holding off action for now.
A separate bill from Rep. Ted Lieu, D., D-Calif., has also been stalled.
The bill was introduced in late September by Sen. Tim Kaine, D of Virginia, and Sen. Bernie Sanders, I-Vt., but has not advanced beyond a procedural hurdle.
Sen. Chuck Schumer said the Trump administration should rescind the ban and allow all Muslims to enter the United State.
“We should have the president of the United Nations rescind the president-elect’s order.
It is outrageous that a president of a democracy in America would even have the nerve to order his own government to suspend the civil rights of millions of Americans.
The people of this country are being violated by this executive order,” Schumer said on MSNBC Monday.
“Donald Trump’s Muslim ban is an attempt to discriminate against Muslims and is not an attempt at religious freedom,” he said.
“What this president is doing is trying to create a hostile environment for Muslims.
“But this is also about the protection of religious liberty.””
President Trump’s ban is about hate, it’s about discrimination, it is about discrimination,” he added.
“But this is also about the protection of religious liberty.”
“It’s time to put the hate behind us,” Trump told supporters in Florida last week.“It will be time to get…