- Action Alert
- Immigrants & Refugees
Tell Congress: No Muslim, Asylum, or Refugee Bans
Three years ago this week, President Trump signed an executive order banning travel to the U.S. for nationals from certain Muslim-majority countries and dismantling the refugee resettlement program. He recently stated that he intends to expand this travel ban. The announcement could come as soon as this week.
As a result of the administration’s policy changes, families remain banned from reunification and refugees banned from protection. Courts have gone into overdrive trying to tamp down on this abuse of executive authority. Three years later, Congress still needs to pass legislation to reverse course.
Your member of Congress can advance two bills to prohibit this from happening again: The NO BAN Act (H.R. 2214/S. 1123) and the GRACE Act (H.R. 2146/S. 1088). Together, they would immediately end the current bans, set limits so that Congress can stop discriminatory bans from being implemented, and establish a minimum number of annual refugee arrivals.