ECAASU Condemns United States Supreme Court’s Decision To Uphold Travel Ban 3.0

ECAASU Condemns United States Supreme Court’s Decision To Uphold Travel Ban 3.0

The East Coast Asian American Student Union (ECAASU) condemns the United States Supreme Court’s xenophobic decision to uphold President Trump’s third travel ban. In a 5-4 decision, the Court affirmed the restriction of travelers from five predominantly Muslim majority countries (Iran, Libya, Somalia, Syria, and Yemen) from entering the United States. The travel ban also blocks the entry of North Korean travelers and some Venezuelan government officials and their families.

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ECAASU Statement on Recent Safety Concerns in North Carolina

ECAASU is committed to protecting our conference attendees and creating an inclusive space for all identities. In recent months, North Carolina has become a battleground for marginalized communities and people may feel unsafe coming to our conference located in Raleigh. With issues ranging from HB-2 to voter restriction laws to talks about a Muslim registry, North Carolina has created a political climate aimed to suppress and silence our voices. Comprised of a diverse group of students within the state, the conference team has experienced and witnessed the oppression and discriminatory actions of the state government. With that understanding of concern for our fellow attendees, the conference team has implemented several safeguards and strategies.

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