Tell these 35 House Democrats to join the NO BAN Act Today!

Since we launched this campaign – 54 members of Congress have co-sponsored the NO BAN Act. There are now 203 co-sponsors from diverse districts representing every region of the country.

Below is a full list of House Democrats who have not joined this important legislation alongside stories of Muslim Ban victims from their state.

Find your member and then fill out this action form urging them to co-sponsor the NO BAN Act.

Arizona

Rep. Tom O’Halleran (D-AZ-1) (202) 225-3361
Victims in Arizona

Chandler, AZ – Erfan Mohammadi is a chemical engineering student whose parents are unable to visit or attend his graduation in the U.S. He was also temporarily separated from his fiancé who experienced delays in obtaining her student visa. (Source: Daily Illini)

Tempe, AZ – Maral Charkhtab Tabrizi is a lawful permanent resident of the U.S. and an Iranian-American who is being denied the help and support of her Iranian parents as she raises a newborn and works a full-time job, all while suffering from a chronic and painful medical condition. She is a plaintiff in Emami v. Trump. (Source: Muslim Advocates, contact: [email protected])

Tempe, AZ – Asmaa Khadem Al Arbaiin, an English student, was denied a visa to enter the U.S. from Istanbul, keeping her apart from her husband, Ramez Alghazzouli. (Source: Huffington Post)

Tucson, AZ – Shaghayegh Ansari was born in Iran and lives in Arizona. His mother and his father, diagnosed with brain cancer, were prevented from coming to the U.S. to see their son. (Source: ACLU)

California

Rep. Jim Costa (D-CA-16) (202) 225-3341
Speaker Nancy Pelosi (D-CA-12) (202) 225-4965
Rep. Norma Torres (D-CA-35) (202) 225-6161

Victims in California

Citrus Heights, CA – Mike Izadjou’s fiance Shala has been living abroad, unable to join him while she waits for her visa to be processed. (Source: Fox 40)

Antioch, CA – Mania Aghdasi’s father lived abroad and was unable to visit her in the U.S. following the death of his son because his case was in administrative processing. Aghdasi was eventually able to visit him in Iran before he passed away. (Mother Jones)

Azusa, CA – Laura Kakish is a U.S.-born citizen. Her husband previously lived in the U.S. for 16 years on a student visa and left after completing his education. However, now he can’t get a visa to come live with his wife. (Source: Washington Post)

Bakersfield, CA – The mother of Angham Aldawood, who was hit by a car and has deteriorating health, has not been able to come to the U.S. to be with her daughter and her family. (Source: The Californian)

Huntington Beach, CA – Farzan Nematollah’s wife lives in Iran and is dealing with worsening health conditions but the waiver process has kept them from living together. (Source: KTLA)

San Francisco, CA – Maryam Mozafari lives in California and wanted her parents, both of whom live abroad, to visit and provide support while she was pregnant. Even though her parents had visited the U.S. as recently as 2014 and left the country well in advance of the expiration of their visas, her father was forced to spend months submitting documents and navigating red tape only to have his visa denied. Her mother was only able to come visit for a short time because her husband, Maryam’s father, suffers from a heart condition which requires that he be accompanied at all times. She is a plaintiff in Emami v. Trump. (Source: Muslim Advocates, contact: [email protected])

San Francisco, CA – Hedieh Ekhlasi is a U.S. citizen living in California. Ekhlasi’s parents are unable to visit because they can’t obtain an immigrant visa. (Source: National Iranian American Council, contact: [email protected])

San Francisco, CA – Anas Tresh is a medical student at the University of California whose grandmother is unable to visit him and other family members as she lives in Libya. (Source: New York Daily News)

Redlands, CA – Hani Fouladgar’s sister is a medical school graduate living in Iran who is unable to come to the U.S. to be with her family. (Source: National Iranian American Council, contact: [email protected])

California – Nageeb Alomari is a U.S. citizen whose Yemeni daughter who suffers from severe cerebral palsy. She can’t speak or move on her own. She also needs to take medicine four to five times a day to keep her muscles relaxed and to keep her from having spasms. But she was living in Yemen, where there was a shortage of medicine. Nageeb went to Yemen to wait with his family for their visa application to be adjudicated. After a five-minute interview in Djibouti, their visas were denied. One day before Supreme Court arguments about the ban, Shaema’s waiver was approved. In May 2018, she arrived in the United States. (Source: Washington Post)

California – The two-year-old son of Abdullah Hassan and Shaima Swileh was fighting a degenerative brain disease. Swileh, a Yemeni woman living in Egypt, struggled to obtain a waiver and was only granted one and allowed into the U.S. to embrace her son in his dying days after a great deal of publicity and public pressure. (Source: Hartford Courant)

California – An immigrant from Yemen living in the U.S. and working as a dentistry professor was diagnosed with leukemia. His relatives from Yemen needed to come to the U.S. to be matched as bone marrow donors but had trouble obtaining visas. (Source: San Gabriel Valley Tribune)

California – Mohammadhossein Moshkelgosha is a doctor living in Iran who passed the United States Medical Licensing Examination. He has been unable to come to the U.S. to live with his wife, a legal permanent resident of the U.S. since 2013. (Source: Washington Post)

Florida

Rep. Stephanie Murphy (D-FL-7) (202) 225-4035
Victims in Florida

Florida – Arefeh is a legal permanent resident living in Florida. She was set to marry her fiancé, a U.S. citizen, and wanted her Iranian mother and sister to be there with her. Both applied for visitor visas, but were denied at their visa interviews. Embassy officials told them that Arefeh’s wedding was not enough to get around the Muslim Ban and they had to give up trying to come in time for Arefeh’s wedding. (Source: Muslim Advocates, contact: [email protected])

Georgia

Rep. Sanford Bishop (D-GA-2) (202) 225-3631

Victims in Georgia

Clarkston, GA – Hesham Al Madwami and his wife are unable to visit his family in Yemen because of the Muslim Ban. (Source: CNN)

Clarkston, GA – Habiba Mohamed and Abdalla Munye, immigrants who live in Clarkston, Georgia, were prevented from bringing their daughter to the U.S. (Source: CNN)

Marietta, GA – Newsha Tavakoli’s husband, Mohamad Esnaashari, has not been able to obtain a green card and leave Iran to join his wife. (Source: Atlanta Journal-Constitution)

Stone Mountain, GA – Belal Rajab, a Syrian immigrant living in Georgia, was separated from his family. (Source: CNN)

Georgia – Mahshid Soltani is unable to travel to see his parents and they are unable to come visit him in the U.S. (Source: National Iranian American Council, contact: [email protected])

Guam

Del. Michael “Mike” San Nicolas (D-GU-1) (202) 225-1188

Hawai’i

Rep. Ed Case (D-HI-1) (202) 225-2726

Iowa

Rep. Cindy Axne (D-IA-3) (202) 225-5476
Rep. Abby Finkenauer (D-IA-1) (202) 225-2911
Rep. Dave Loebsack (D-IA-2) (202) 225-6576

Illinois

Rep. Cheri Bustos (D-IL-17) (202) 225-5905
Rep. Daniel “Dan” Lipinski (D-IL-3) (202) 225-5701
Victims in Illinois

Champaign-Urbana, IL – Setareh Taki is an engineering student who is unable to visit her family in Iran for fear of not being able to continue her education in the U.S. (Source: Daily Illini)

Chicago, IL – Sarvin Haghighi was born in Iran and, after traveling to Australia to see her family, was prevented from returning to the U.S., where she lives with her husband. (Source: ACLU)

Chicago, IL – Mahsa Izadmehr is an Iranian doctoral student in engineering at the University of Illinois-Chicago who went seven years without seeing her sister who lives in Switzerland. (Source: Reuters)

Indiana

Rep. Pete Visclosky (D-IN-1) (202) 225-2461
Victims in Indiana

Bloomington, IN – Babak Seradjeh, an associate professor of physics at Indiana University, had to cancel a research trip to Tel Aviv because of travel restrictions. (Source: CNN)

West Lafayette, IN – Mina Ostovari is a student who is afraid to travel to Iran to see her elderly mother and ill father due to fears that the Muslim Ban will prevent her from returning. (Source: National Iranian American Council, contact: [email protected])

Maryland

Leader Steny Hoyer (D-MD-5) (202) 225-4131
Victims in Maryland

Baltimore, MD – Abdollah Dehzangi is a permanent resident and a professor at Morgan State University who is separated from his wife, who lives abroad. His wife has a PhD and has secured a job in the U.S. as a researcher but can’t come here. (Source: in-it, contact: [email protected])

Bethesda, MD – Leila Sasantour and her husband live in the U.S. but her parents’ green card has not yet been processed to allow them to visit. This has slowed Leila’s schooling and made it more difficult for her to care for her baby. (Source: The Sentinel)

Germantown, MD – Jessica Monfared is a U.S. citizen separated from her Iranian husband who is living abroad. (Source: in-it, contact: [email protected])

Rockville, MD – Mitra Farnoodian-Tedrick lives in Rockville, Maryland with her husband, a U.S. citizen. Her mother and father, who both live in Iran, are unable to obtain visas to see their daughter. This forced Mitra and her husband to cancel the wedding celebration and endure thousands of dollars in expenses due to non-refundable deposits, filing fees, travel costs and other visa-related costs as well as significant emotional distress from having to celebrate their wedding without their closest relatives. (Source: Muslim Advocates, contact: [email protected])

Maryland – Garey Stewart is a U.S. citizen and his wife Yasaman is an Iranian citizen. They both live in Finland. In 2017, they had planned on visiting the U.S. for Garey’s birthday and to see his family for the first time since their wedding. However, her visa was rejected pursuant to the Muslim Ban. Garey very much wants Yasaman to meet one of his aunts, who is 96-years-old, and he fears they are missing their last chance to be with her together. (Source: Muslim Advocates, contact: [email protected])

Maryland – Zahra Heidari is a student living in the U.S. Her father has been unable to obtain a visa to visit her even though he previously was granted one. (Source: National Iranian American Council, contact: [email protected])

Massachusetts

Rep. Stephen “Steve” Lynch (D-MA-8) (202) 225-8273
Victims in Massachusetts

Boston, MA – 16-year-old Syrian refugee who was disfigured in a bomb attack on her home in Syria. German doctors encouraged her to get more sophisticated medical treatment in the U.S. following 13 operations to repair truma from third-degree burns to her face, arms, and chest. In Dec. 2018, U.S. denied her visa, claiming that there was not enough evidence to prove Marwa would return to Germany after her medical treatment. (Source: The Guardian)

Boston, MA – Raya Bidshahri, previously a student at Boston University, was separated from her family and worried about being forced to leave the U.S. when her student visa expired because of the Muslim Ban. She later moved to Toronto. (Source: Toronto Life)

Boston, MA – Pooyan Kazemian’s parents are unable to travel to visit their son in the U.S. (Source: National Iranian American Council, contact: [email protected])

Lowell, MA – Rafal Thaher’s brother and his family live abroad and are waiting for his visa to be approved. (Source: CNN)

Minnesota

Rep. Angela “Angie” Craig (D-MN-2) (202) 225-2271
Rep. Collin Peterson (D-MN-7) (202) 225-2165
Rep. Dean Phillips (D-MN-3) (202) 225-2871
Victims in Minnesota

Minneapolis, MN – Zaynab Abdi came from Yemen to Minnesota to escape political unrest. Zaynab’s sister also tried to come to the U.S. but her visa was denied because of the Muslim Ban. (Source: Star Tribune)

New Jersey

Rep. Jeff Van Drew (D-NJ-2) (202) 225-6572
Victims in New Jersey

Paramus, NJ – Poopak Mohajer’s brother and his family have been living abroad, unable to join her as their visa process has been stalled. (Source: North Jersey)

Rutherford, NJ – Raziyeh Aghakhanikhanghah has been living abroad, unable to join her husband Emad Kazerani because her waiver has been processing since July 2018. (Source: WTOP)

New Jersey – Brian Swank is a U.S. citizen separated from his Iranian fiancé who is living abroad. (Source: in-it, contact: [email protected])

New Jersey – Siamak Garabaglu’s wife has been living abroad, unable to join her husband in New Jersey. He owns a pizza franchise there and hopes to stay where he has had career success. (Source: Marketplace)

New Mexico

Rep. Xochitl Liana “Xochitl” Torres-Small (D-NM-2) (202) 225-2365

New York

Rep. Anthony Brindisi (D-NY-22) (202) 225-3665

Northern Mariana Islands

Del. Gregorio “Killili” Sablan (D-MP-1) (202) 225-2646

Ohio

Rep. Marcia Fudge (D-OH-11) (202) 225-7032
Rep. Marcy Kaptur (D-OH-9) (202) 225-4146
Victims in Ohio

Ohio – Mari Khoury is an American citizen from Ohio. When her husband, Fadi, was denied a visa and placed in administrative processing, Mari and their young daughter Suzanne moved to Syria to be with Fadi while they await the waiver adjudication. (Source: Irish Times)

Oklahoma

Rep. Kendra Horn (D-OK-5) (202) 225-2132

Oregon

Rep. Kurt Schrader (D-OR-5) (202) 225-5711

Pennsylvania

Rep. Conor Lamb (D-PA-17) (202) 225-2301

Rhode Island

Rep. Jim Langevin (D-RI-2) (202) 225-2735

Victims from Rhode Island

Providence, RI – Dr. Khaled Almilaji, a master’s student at Brown University, traveled to Turkey during his winter break just before the Muslim Ban was enacted to work with local aid organizations. He has been unable to reenter the U.S. to finish his studies. (Source: Vox)

South Carolina

Whip James “Jim” Clyburn (D-SC-6) (202) 225-3315
Rep. Joe Cunningham (D-SC-1) (202) 225-3176

Texas

Rep. Marc Veasey (D-TX-33) (202) 225-9897

Utah

Rep. Ben McAdams (D-UT-4) (202) 225-3011
Victims from Utah

Utah – The grandmother of Satin Tashnizi refused to travel to Europe for her youngest daughter’s wedding because she was afraid she wouldn’t be allowed back in even though she is a U.S. citizen (Source: Salt Lake Tribune)

Virgin Islands of the United States

Del. Stacey Plaskett (D-VI-1) (202) 225-1790

Washington State

Rep. Denny Heck (D-WA-10) (202) 225-9740
Victims from Washington State

Kirkland, WA – Sudi Wardere is a Somalian-American who is forced to raise her child on her own because of the Muslim Ban. Her husband has been awaiting a response on his visa and waiver application since February. Her husband was unable to be a part of the birth of their child, and to this day, he has never met his child. She is a plaintiff in Emami v. Trump. (Source: Muslim Advocates, contact: [email protected])

Seattle, WA – Shohreh Kohbanani works two minimum-wage jobs to care for her disabled father. She hasn’t seen her Iranian husband, Hamid, for two years. They were in the process of preparing Hamid’s visa application when the first ban came down in January 2017. They have no idea when they will be reunited. Hamid’s Turkish visa is expiring shortly. He fears returning to Iran because Shohreh is Baha’i, a persecuted minority in Iran. (Source: Daily Mail)

Seattle, WA – 73-year-old retiree Pamela Raghebi’s husband, Afshin, left Iran 20 years ago. He had been undocumented in the U.S. prior to marrying Pamela. After their marriage, she petitioned for a green card on his behalf. This was approved, but Afshin had to leave the U.S., get a re-entry waiver (for which he was approved) and then a Muslim Ban waiver (for which he wasn’t approved). He’s now stuck in Turkey. (Source: Seattle Times)

Seattle, WA – Rad Cyrus, an Iranian Immigrant living in the U.S. is separated from his wife Ghdas “Samira” Mohammadkani. (Source: Seattle Times)

Seattle, WA – Mohammad Taha Bahadori is an artificial-intelligence researcher working at Amazon who is separated from his wife. (Source: Seattle Times)

Seattle, WA – Houtan Neynavaee is a Microsoft engineer, a U.S. citizen and a Christian convert who fears going to Iran to see his parents. (Source: Seattle Times)

Tacoma, WA – Rasha Alawadhi, a woman from Yemen with two serious heart conditions, had trouble coming to the U.S. to receive medical care and be with her husband Mohammed Alawadhi. (Source: USA Today)