MINNEAPOLIS (AP) -- The Minnesota chapter of a Muslim civil rights organization
says President Donald Trump's new travel ban must be challenged.

Jaylani Hussein is executive director of the Council on American-Islamic
Relations in Minnesota. He says Trump is trying to make the discriminatory ban
more palatable to the courts. But Hussein says it's really an attempt to
legalize bigotry.

The ban issued Monday would bar new visas for citizens from six Muslim-majority
countries including Somalia and temporarily shut down America's refugee
program. Minnesota has the largest Somali population in the U.S.

Hussein says the ban will delay the reunification of many families whose loved
ones have already been in refugee camps for years. And, he says the ban won't
make America safer because it gives terrorist organizations propaganda for
recruiting.