USA: Decision to temporarily reinstate refugee ban is 'nonsensical and heartless'

Responding to the decision by the US Supreme Court Justice Anthony Kennedy to grant the Trump administration’s request to temporarily reinstate a portion of the ban on refugees. Margaret Huang, executive director of Amnesty International USA, said:

“Justice Kennedy’s decision allowing the administration to continue to slam the door on those who have already been thoroughly vetted by multiple law enforcement and intelligence agencies, and who have long-standing relationships with resettlement organisations, is nonsensical and heartless.

“This ban is discriminatory at its core and should never have been implemented. Allowing any part of this ban to continue not only compromises our commitment to human rights as a country, but leaves people in grave danger.”

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