Introduced by Senator Chris Coons (D-Del.) and Representative Judy Chu (D-Calif.), and supported by Representative Ilhan Omar (D-MN.) as well as by Representative Rashida Tlaib (D-MI.), the NO BAN ACT, would immediately rescind Trump’s Arab and Muslim Ban, while also curbing discrimination against Arabs and impacted groups. By inserting accountability mechanisms and tighter legal standards, the rights of Arabs, Muslims, refugees and asylees, will be better protected by statute. One example of key language which ADC advocated for requires a showing of “credible facts” and “specific acts” before the government can flag suspicious activity. Additionally, the Trump administration will have to routinely report to Congress, placing a check on the current Administration’s unfettered executive powers.
It is the courage of tens of thousands of innocent banned Yemenis, Syrians, Libyans, Somalis, and others, especially, refugees that drives ADC as we push onward in dismantling what history will harshly judge as one of the most egregious, miscarriages of justice in American history.
The unjust Ban continues to target and harm the daily lives of Arab, Muslim, Southeast Asian, and Refugee communities. ADC with our partners are committed to repealing the Ban and will continue to support the members of Congress who are taking the principled steps towards justice and civil rights.