WHAT WILL THE 'NO BAN ACT' DO?
In response to former president Donald Trump’s Muslim Ban, Congress has been seeking legislative means to rescind the ban and amend the Immigration and Nationality Act (INA) to ensure that future administrations are unable to enact such a discriminatory ban again. Now, we are one step closer to achieving this goal!
At Emgage’s ‘Million Muslim Votes Summit’, then presidential candidate Joe Biden promised to end the Muslim Ban “on day one” in office. And on his first day, President Joe Biden rescinded the Muslim Ban by executive order, upholding his campaign commitment to the Muslim community. Rescinding the ban, however, is only one step. Legislation must be enacted to ensure no future administration can abuse its executive powers to enact a discriminatory ban. That is why Emgage Action is an original endorsee of the NO BAN Act. If passed, this bill will:
1. Ensure that individuals immigrating to the United States CANNOT be barred from entry on the basis of religion
2. Impose limitations on the President’s authority to suspend or restrict immigrants from entering the United States
3. Prohibit religious discrimination in various immigration-related decisions (i.e. issuing immigrant or non-immigrant visas).
We are grateful to our coalition partners and advocates like you who helped lead us to the passage of the NO BAN Act through the House. We believe no human is illegal, no human can be banned, and no human is unwelcome. Our next step is to engage advocates like you to help pass this bill in the Senate (S.1891).
MUSLIM BAN BACKGROUND & OUR WORK