WASHINGTON, DC — Today, the U.S. House of Representatives Committee on the Judiciary voted to advance the NO BAN Act (H.R. 2214), a bill that would immediately end the Muslim Ban and also close loopholes in immigration law to prevent future presidents from enacting similar, discriminatory religious or nationality-based bans. Muslim Advocates has worked with members of Congress to develop the bill and also leads the NO BAN Act coalition, an alliance of 80+ diverse civic, civil rights, faith and community organizations fighting to end the ban and pass the NO BAN Act. The following is a statement from Muslim Advocates Executive Director Farhana Khera on the Committee vote:
“Today, we are one step closer to ending President Trump’s cruel, bigoted Muslim Ban. I applaud Chairman Nadler, Reps. Lofgren, Jayapal and bill lead sponsor Rep. Judy Chu, along with all the other members of Congress who have worked so hard to advance the NO BAN Act. This historic bill could be the first ever passed by a chamber of Congress to specifically affirm the civil rights of American Muslims.
Tens of thousands of American Muslims have been cruelly separated from their families by the ban and now thousands more families stand to be separated by the expanded ban taking effect later this month. This needless suffering has not made us safer and instead furthers President Trump’s bigoted agenda of excluding Muslims, Africans, immigrants and other people of color from the story of America. For the sake of these families, it is now time for the full U.S. House of Representatives to act quickly and pass the NO BAN Act.”
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Muslim Advocates is a national civil rights organization working in the courts, in the halls of power and in communities to halt bigotry in its tracks. We ensure that American Muslims have a seat at the table with expert representation so that all Americans may live free from hate and discrimination.