- Associated Press - Tuesday, June 26, 2018

BOSTON (AP) - Oxfam America says it’s “dismayed” the U.S. Supreme Court has upheld President Donald Trump’s controversial ban on travelers from certain Muslim-majority nations.

Noah Gottschalk, of the Boston-based charitable organization, said Tuesday’s 5-4 decision upholds an “un-American” policy that “institutionalizes” religious discrimination and sends a signal the world the U.S. “no longer believes the fundamental tenet that all people are created equal.”

John Robbins, head of the Massachusetts chapter of the Council on American-Islamic Relations, said separately that allowing the travel ban to stand impacts the state’s education and health care sectors since many professors, doctors and researchers hail from the affected countries.

Trump’s travel ban applies to travelers from five Muslim-majority nations - Iran, Libya, Somalia, Syria and Yemen - as well as North Korea and Venezuela.

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