[S5054] Special Presidential Panel: MESA, ACLU and the Muslim Ban

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Sunday, 11/19/17 6:00pm


On March 10, 2017, MESA joined the ACLU and other partner organizations and individuals in a federal lawsuit challenging President Trump's second Muslim ban executive order (International Refugee Assistance Project v. Trump). The case made its way through the federal courts and was placed onto the U.S. Supreme Court docket, but the appeal was dismissed as moot after the expiration of the partial travel ban the Supreme Court allowed to go into effect over the summer. The Trump administration issued a new presidential proclamation imposing a ban on eight countries (Chad, Iran, Libya, North Korea, Somalia, Syria, and Venezuela) with no expiration date. MESA and its fellow plaintiffs challenged this third version as well, and on October 17 the judge blocked it from going into full effect. The government has now appealed that ruling. Cody Wofsy (Staff Attorney, ACLU Immigrants' Rights Project) joins MESA President Beth Baron (City College and Graduate Center, CUNY) and Asli Bali (UCLA School of Law), for a discussion about the administration’s effort to ban travel from certain countries and its impact on higher education.





Beth Baron

(City University of New York)
Panel Participating Role(s): Chair; Organizer;

Asli Bali

(UCLA School of Law)
Panel Participating Role(s): Presenter;

Cody Wofsy

Panel Participating Role(s): Presenter;