FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Muslim and African Immigrant Communities Urge the Senate to
Prevent Future Discriminatory Bans by Passing the Historic Legislation
WASHINGTON, DC — Members of the No Muslim Ban Ever coalition, the largest grassroots campaign that worked to repeal the Trump administration’s Muslim and African Bans, applaud the U.S. House of Representatives for today’s vote to pass the NO BAN Act (H.R. 1333). The bill was reintroduced by Rep. Judy Chu (CA-27), is cosponsored by 159 House members, and is led in the Senate by Senator Chris Coons (D-DE).
The NO BAN Act, which passed today in a 218-208 vote, 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 Although President Biden rescinded the Muslim and African Bans on his first day in office, Muslim, African and other immigrant communities want to ensure that no new discriminatory bans can be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 NO BAN Act previously passed in the U.S. House of Representatives on July 22, 2020.