ACLU Statement on NO BAN Act

February 12, 2020 12:00 pm

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WASHINGTON — Following President Trump’s Muslim ban expansion earlier this month, the House Judiciary Committee today marked up and voted out of committee HR 2214, the NO BAN Act. The legislation is endorsed by the American Civil Liberties Union (ACLU) and would repeal the Muslim ban, asylum ban, and refugee ban as well as Trump’s most recent Muslim ban expansion. The bill also makes necessary reforms to immigration law to set a higher standard for such use of authority and prevent future discriminatory bans.

The following is a statement from Manar Waheed, senior legislative and advocacy counsel for the ACLU:

“Three years after the first Muslim ban, President Trump expanded his discriminatory Muslim ban, targeting more Black and brown immigrants and their families, employers, and educational institutions.

“Congress took a huge step forward today, sending the message to the president and the country that Muslims and other communities of color are welcome here. Now that the bill has passed out of committee, we look forward to its swift passage in the House without any further changes. We must end these bans and prevent presidents from using rank prejudice to discriminate against Black and brown people.”

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