There's no confusion about what President Trump meant when he said he wanted to ban Muslims.

By Robin Shulman, Communications Strategist, ACLU

As the gavel sounded on Monday afternoon, the Richmond, Virginia courtroom quieted. In a room of rich green carpet, great hanging chandeliers, and dark wood, the Fourth Circuit prepared to listen to a lawyer from the government argue with the ACLU's Omar Jadwat about the Muslim ban.

Outside, a couple hundred protesters marched around the courthouse shouting "No hate, no fear, Muslims are welcome here!"

"My great-grandparents were immigrants," said Louis Gary, 59, an IT manager from Henrico County, Virginia, saying he thought it was "foolish" to categorize all citizens of six Muslim-majority countries as a threat.

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