In response to the Supreme Court decision upholding the Muslim Ban, Oxfam America Humanitarian Policy Lead Noah Gottschalk made the following statement:
“Oxfam is dismayed that the United States Supreme Court has decided to uphold a policy that institutionalizes discrimination on the basis of religion.
The Court’s decision today will only embolden those who seek to end our proud legacy as a welcoming nation. The fact remains that discriminating on the basis of religion is un-American, and we’re shocked that the Court would reject this essential American value. By slamming the door on millions of people from Muslim-majority nations, the Trump Administration is sending a clear signal to the world that it no longer believes the fundamental tenet that all people are created equal.
The US has a long and proud history of welcoming people of all faiths and backgrounds, especially those facing persecution. Oxfam has long opposed President Trump's anti-Muslim and anti-refugee rhetoric and policies, and we will continue to speak out against these harmful attacks.”