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CAIR Action Alert: Sign the Petition to End the Racist Muslim Ban, Support the NO BAN Act

(WASHINGTON, D.C., 5/6/19) – The Council on American-Islamic Relations (CAIR), the nation’s largest Muslim civil rights and advocacy organization, today joined 12 other leading rights organization in urging all those who oppose the Trump Administration Muslim Ban to take part in a petition urging Congress to support the National Origin-Based Antidiscrimination for Nonimmigrants (NO BAN) Act. The petition’s deadline to sign is May 30.

TAKE ACTION: Sign the petition: End Trump’s Muslim Ban. Support the NO BAN Act.

https://actionnetwork.org/petitions/sign-the-petition-end-the-racist-muslim-ban-support-the-no-ban-act

CAIR believes that it is time once and for all to put an end to Trump’s racist and harmful ban on travelers to the United States from five Muslim-majority countries. Trump’s bigoted Muslim Ban poses incredible hardships by separating families, rejecting refugees from war-torn areas, and blocking individuals from obtaining necessary medical treatments.

For the first time since the Muslim Ban was issued, congressional Democrats have introduced legislation in the Senate and House to combat these atrocities. The National Origin-Based Antidiscrimination for Nonimmigrants (NO BAN) Act would immediately rescind the Muslim ban as well as President Trump’s asylum ban and refugee ban, definitively ending these discriminatory abuses of authority by the Trump administration.

The legislation repeals the three 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.

CAIR and many others opposed to the Muslim Ban are calling on Congress pass this legislation. Trump’s Muslim ban is devastating, dehumanizing, and totally racist. It cannot be allowed it to continue.

Message that will be delivered to Congress with the petition:

“In the wake of the U.S. Supreme Court’s decision to allow Trump’s racist Muslim Ban to go forward, it is up to Congress to act and #RepealTheBan. We call on you to support the NO BAN Act, legislation that would rescind this racist travel ban once and for all.”

Organizations Supporting the Petition:

American Bridge 21st Century

American Family Voices

Arab American Civic Council

Council on American-Islamic Relations (CAIR)

Daily Kos

Demand Progress

Franciscan Action Network

Just Foreign Policy

NIAC Action

People for the American Way

Progress America

Public Citizen

South Asian American Leading Together (SAALT)

CAIR is America’s largest Muslim civil liberties and advocacy organization. Its mission is to enhance understanding of Islam, protect civil rights, promote justice, and empower American Muslims.

La misión de CAIR es proteger las libertades civiles, mejorar la comprensión del Islam, promover la justicia, y empoderar a los musulmanes en los Estados Unidos.

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CONTACT: CAIR Government Affairs Department Director Robert S. McCaw, 202-742-6448, rmccaw@cair.com; National Communications Director Ibrahim Hooper, 202-744-7726, ihooper@cair.com

 

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