(SEATTLE, WA 4/10/19) –  In response to the introduction of the National Origin-Based Anti-discrimination for Non-Immigrants Act (NO BAN Act) by Senator Chris Coons (D-DE) and Representative Judy Chu (D-CA), CAIR-WA released the following statement:

“The Muslim Ban is a racist and discriminatory ban that is separating families and eroding our values as a nation,” said CAIR-WA Policy and Advocacy Coordinator McKenna Lux, “We must pursue all legal avenues to get the ban overturned and we applaud the diverse group of lawmakers who have signed on to support the repeal.”

The NO BAN Act includes three critical components to fighting the Ban:

  • It repeals each iteration of the Muslim Ban – including one that specifically targeted refugees for extreme vetting – as well as an asylum ban issued after the Supreme Court’s ruling and that relied on the same authority as the Muslim Ban;
  • It amends the Immigration Nationality Act’s nondiscrimination provision to explicitly prohibit discrimination based on religion and to apply all nondiscrimination protections to immigrant and nonimmigrant visa applicants alike;
  • It responsibly limits overly broad executive authority to issue future bans by, among other things, imposing stricter requirements and mandatory reporting to Congress.

MEDIA CONTACT: CAIR-WA Media and Outreach Director, Sarah Stuteville sstuteville@cair.com 206-403-3931

CAIR is America’s largest Muslim civil liberties and advocacy organization. Its mission is to enhance understanding of Islam, protect civil rights, promote justice, and empower American Muslims.  

La misión de CAIR es proteger las libertades civiles, mejorar la comprensión del Islam, promover la justicia, y empoderar a los musulmanes en los Estados Unidos.