Immigrant Youth Celebrate Passage of the Historic NO BAN Act

Jose Munoz Press Releases

This is the first time a chamber of Congress has passes a bill on Muslim civil rights

For Immediate Release
Contact: José Alonso Muñoz | jose@unitedwedream.org | 202.810.0746

Washington, D.C. – Today, the House of Representatives passed the historic No Ban Act, introduced by Congresswoman Judy Chu (D-CA), which would end Trump’s Muslim, African, refugee and asylum bans, while also prohibiting future presidents from enacting similar racist and discriminatory bans. 

Sanaa Abrar, Advocacy Director of United We Dream, said:

“The passage of the NO BAN Act is exciting and necessary in our fight against the Trump administration’s white nationalist and anti-immigrant agenda. One of Trump’s first acts as president was to sign his racist and xenophobic Muslim Ban executive order. We have fought him every step of the way, and the passage of the NO BAN Act in the House is a welcomed move. 

Furthermore, we applaud the passage of Congresswoman Pramila Jayapal’s Access to Counsel Act, which would further due process protections for immigrants coming to the U.S. On this historic day, the passing of the NO BAN Act marks the first time a chamber of Congress has ever passed a bill this focused on protecting the rights of Muslims. Right now, millions of families remain separated by the racist and xenophobic Muslim and African Bans. The NO BAN Act starts to undo Trump’s harmful policies, and also ensures that no future president can enact similar bans. We call on the Senate to pass this important and historic legislation.” 

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United We Dream is the largest immigrant youth-led organization in the nation, a powerful network made up of over 400,000 members and 48 affiliate organizations across 26 states. UWD’s vision is to build a multi-racial, multi-ethnic movement of young people who organize and advocate at the local and national levels for the dignity and justice of immigrants and communities of color in the United States.