WASHINGTON, D.C. – In a letter to Congress, more than 50 former military, diplomatic, and national security officials called for the passage of the NO BAN Act, the bill introduced by U.S. Senator Chris Coons (D-Del.) and U.S. Representative Judy Chu (D-Calif.) to repeal the President’s Muslim ban and prevent any baseless, discriminatory bans from happening in the future.

“The Muslim ban is simply discrimination,” the former military, diplomatic, and national security officials wrote. “The NO BAN act would realign U.S. policy with American ideals and send a message of enlightened leadership to the world. Congress should pass it.”

The National Origin-Based Antidiscrimination for Nonimmigrants (NO BAN) Act repeals all 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 more than 260 members of both houses of Congress; more than 400 civil rights, faith, national security, and community organizations; more than 50 immigration law professors; 19 state attorneys general; and several private companies.

The text of the letter and list of signers is available here: No Ban Act National Security Letter.