Alexandria, VA – Islamic Relief USA (IRUSA) is encouraged that the Supreme Court will be considering the Trump v. IRAP and Trump v. Hawaii cases in October. We are evaluating how the narrowed injunction will impact our ability to monitor our projects globally.
As one of the interfaith amici in the IRAP case, we hope that the Supreme Court recognizes that using nationality as a substitute for discriminating against a religious group is a violation of the deepest held principles of this country: that of religious freedom.
Welcoming the stranger and refugee is not a liberal value, it is a traditional American value. Providing a place for all peoples to freely exercise their religion without fear is an American value that we hope the Supreme Court will strengthen as they consider this case. Per President George Washington’s letter of August 1790, “the Government of the United States, which gives to bigotry no sanction, to persecution no assistance, requires only that they who live under its protection should demean themselves as good citizens.”
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Islamic Relief USA, based in Alexandria, Va., is a nonprofit 501(c)(3) humanitarian organization. Its mission is to alleviate suffering, hunger, illiteracy and disease regardless of color, race, gender or creed, and to provide aid in a compassionate and dignified manner. Islamic Relief USA aims to provide rapid relief in the event of human and natural disasters and to establish sustainable local development projects, allowing communities to better help themselves. Its programs benefit millions of people each year around the world, including in the United States.
Islamic Relief USA meets all of the Standards for Charity Accountability of the BBB Wise Giving Alliance, a national charity monitoring group affiliated with the Better Business Bureau system. Islamic Relief USA is on the U.S. government’s Combined Federal Campaign (CFC) charity list, and it is also a signatory to the code of conduct of the International Federation of Red Cross and Red Crescent Societies.