In April of 2019, Senator Chris Coons of Delaware introduced the NO BAN Act - a direct response to then-President Donald Trump and his administration’s racist Muslim & African ban. The bill promised to repeal the ban and then restrict future presidents from exerting similar abuses of power.
Now, with a new administration in office, the reintroduction of the NO BAN Act on February 25 by Rep. Judy Chu (CA-27) is an important step towards undoing the devastating and unconstitutional immigration policies of the Trump administration - particularly the racist Muslim & African ban.
Take action today and tell Congress to pass the NO BAN Act now!
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If passed, the NO BAN Act would limit dangerously broad authority in U.S. immigration law so that no future president can issue bans that bar the entry of people to the U.S. based on their religion or national origin.
Although President Joe Biden rescinded the Muslim & African Bans on his first day in office, Muslim, African and other immigrant communities want to ensure that no new discriminatory bans can be issued in the future. The Biden administration also included the NO BAN Act in its immigration proposal, the U.S. Citizenship Act of 2021.
It’s important that we make our voices heard now to let Congress know how critical it is that the racist Muslim & African ban is repealed and similar discriminatory abuses of power in the future are prevented.
The NO BAN Act previously passed in the U.S. House of Representatives on July 22, 2020, and is also included in President Biden’s U.S. Citizenship Act of 2021, a broad immigration bill introduced in Congress last week that would improve the lives of millions of immigrants and their families. The bill, HR 1333, is cosponsored by 137 House members, and is led in the Senate by Sen. Coons.
Take action today and urge your members of Congress to pass this historic civil rights legislation now.
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