In response to former-president Donald Trump’s Muslim Ban, Congress has been seeking legislative means to rescind the ban and also amend the Immigration and Nationality Act (INA) to ensure that future administrations are unable to enact a discriminatory ban again.
On day one of the new Biden Administration, the Muslim Ban was rescinded, upholding his campaign commitment to our community. However, rescinding the ban is only one step. Legislation must be enacted to ensure no future administration can abuse their 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 would amend the INA to ensure that individuals immigrating to the United States cannot be barred based on their religion. President Biden first vowed to end the Muslim Ban during our Million Muslim Votes Summit. And while we welcome his executive order to repeal the Ban, we recognize that to undo the damage of the Muslim Ban it will take more than that.
We need Congress to act and amend the INA by placing limitations and accountability whenever a president suspends the entry of individuals into the United States. Click our links below to urge your officials to support and pass the NO BAN Act.