When President Trump first issued his executive travel order, opponents called it a ban and quickly filed suit to challenge it.
Hassan Shibly, executive director of the CAIR office in Tampa, was among the first to join that lawsuit – calling it a discriminatory ban on Muslims trying to travel to the United States.
At the time, the White House vehemently denied it was a ban. In fact, on the very same day, White House Press Secretary Sean Spicer chastised the press for using the term.
"Well, first of all, it's not a travel ban," said Spicer. "A ban would mean people can't get in. We've clearly seen hundreds of thousands of people come into our country from other countries."