QUEENS, NY – Borough President Melinda Katz stated the following in response to the United State Supreme Court’s decision to uphold President Donald Trump’s travel ban, and encouraged the public to make use of the Queens Immigration Resource Fair this Thursday:

“The Supreme Court has been on the wrong side of history before, and history will judge this decision just as harshly,” Borough President KATZ said. “Such state-sanctioned discrimination and xenophobia have rendered some of the deepest stains on our nation’s history. Queens – the birthplace of religious freedom in the United States courtesy of the Flushing Remonstrance, home to over 2.3 million residents (half of whom were born abroad), and host to New York City’s two major airports – is deeply disappointed by this decision that affirms such wholesale profiling.

“We are a nation of immigrants, and Queens is about all of our families’ futures,” Borough President KATZ continued. “I encourage everyone to partake in this Thursday’s Queens Immigration Resource Fair as part of ‘Know Your Rights Week for Immigrants’, designed to connect our communities to committed legal experts, advocates and other resources. Together, we will continue to do everything possible to help counteract the hostility of the current political climate.”

Borough President Katz is an attorney and former professor of Constitutional Law.

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