We’ve been here before. In 1987, President Regan instituted an anti-HIV travel ban. In 1952, the U.S. Supreme Court banned homosexuals because they were persons of “bad moral character.” In 1882, the Chinese Exclusion Act banned Chinese from immigrating to the United States.
LGBT Asian/South Asian groups submitted an amicus (“friend of the court”) brief urging the Supreme Court to strike down the ban. The National Queer Asian Pacific Islander Alliance (NQAPIA) spearheaded the brief illustrating the impact of Trump’s travel ban on the lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender community.
Read the full article here: https://www.advocate.com/commentary/2018/4/25/asian-lgbt-community-weve-been-here-muslim-ban