Democrats introduce bill to reverse Trump’s Muslim ban

Sen. Chris Coons of Delaware and Rep. Judy Chu of California introduced legislation Wednesday to halt Donald Trump’s ban on allowing entry into the country by people from five Muslim-majority countries. 

In a statement, Coons and Chu said the National Origin-Based Antidiscrimination for Nonimmigrants Act (NO BAN) repeals “the three versions of President Trump’s Muslim ban, strengthens the Immigration and Nationality Act to prohibit discrimination on the basis of religion, and restores the separation of powers by limiting overly broad executive authority to issue future travel bans.”

The bill, which already has 90 co-sponsors, is DOA as long Republicans maintain control of either chamber and Trump occupies the White House.

Calling the ban “family separation by another name,” Coons said, “It is a stain on America’s reputation around the world that runs counter to our values and is hurting real people.”

Chu added, “President Trump’s Muslim Ban is a hateful policy, born from bigotry, that denies both our country and millions of aspiring Americans a better future.”


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