WILMINGTON, Del. — Today, President Trump attacked U.S. Senator Chris Coons’ NO BAN Act, legislation the House approved this week on a bipartisan basis to repeal all versions of the President’s Muslim ban and prevent another baseless, discriminatory ban from happening in the future. Senator Coons responded immediately to the President’s false claim that his ban “keeps very bad and dangerous people out of our great Country”:
No. Mr. President, your travel ban keeps Americans from living with their spouses. It prevents doctors from coming here to fight COVID-19. It blocks parents from attending the funerals of their children.— Senator Chris Coons (@ChrisCoons) July 25, 2020
Have you met the American families separated by your cruel ban? I have. https://t.co/InvNcECmVP
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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 over 270 members of Congress, more than 400 civil rights, faith-based, national security, and community organizations, 300 religious groups and leaders, more than 50 national security professionals, 50 immigration law professors, 19 state attorneys general, and several companies.