Protesters gather for #NoMuslimBanEver rally in front of White House

On the one-year anniversary of President Donald Trump’s travel ban, protesters gathered in front of the White House on Saturday with the rallying cry #NoMuslimBanEVER.

Trump signed an executive order on Jan. 27, 2017, banning Syrian refugees and citizens of seven Muslim-majority nations from entering the U.S. The order was met with protests in airports across the country and swift moves by courts to block the ban.

In its most recent form, issued by Trump in September, the ban would have barred certain travelers from Syria, Libya, Iran, Yemen, Chad, Somalia, North Korea, and Venezuela from entering the country. A federal judge blocked the majority of the ban in October, and an appeals court ruled that Trump had exceeded his authority over immigration and violated laws that bar discrimination in issuing visas.

Protesters on Saturday decried the ban—which many have said discriminates against religion—with signs that said “No Muslim Ban” and “Refugees welcome.”

On Jan. 19, the Supreme Court announced it will rule on the controversial travel ban and plans to issue a final ruling by June.

Kris Seavers

Kris Seavers

Kris Seavers is the IRL editor for the Daily Dot. Her work has appeared in Central Texas publications, including Austin Monthly and San Antonio Magazine, and on NPR.