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Dingell, House Pass Bill to Repeal Muslim Ban, Prevent Future Discriminatory Bans

Washington, July 22, 2020

WASHINGTON, DC – Today, Congresswoman Debbie Dingell (D-MI) and the House of Representatives passed legislation to repeal the President’s existing executive order blocking travel from majority Muslim countries and prevent another baseless, discriminatory travel ban from happening again.

Video of Dingell on the House floor is available here

“National security experts have been clear that the Muslim Ban has made our country less safe. In fact, strong national security polices includes protecting the fundamental pillars of our democracy: freedom of religion, freedom of speech, compassion and justice,” said Dingell. “My district is home to the largest Arab population in the United States. My constituents fled war and violence in their home countries and their families still experience it daily. The Muslim Travel Ban keeps these families separated while it runs contrary to our values as Americans, and I am proud to send a strong message that we will not allow fear and hatred to divide us. We must stand together as Americans to protect the values and ideals that make this nation great.”

The National Origin-Based Antidiscrimination for Nonimmigrants (NO BAN) Act 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 legislation is supported by nearly 400 diverse civil rights, faith, national security and community organizations.

Video of Dingell on the House floor is available here

Dingell presided over the House during debate of the bill Wednesday. 

In Congress, Dingell has consistently led the opposition to the Trump Administration’s discriminator Muslim travel ban. Dingell stood on the steps of the Supreme Court after the court upheld the ban. 

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