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CAIR Action Alert: Tell Congress to Support Bill Repealing Muslim Ban

(WASHINGTON, D.C., 4/10/19) – The Council on American-Islamic Relations (CAIR), the nation’s largest Muslim civil rights and advocacy organization, today called on all Americans of conscience to contact their members of Congress and urge them to support the National Origin-Based Antidiscrimination for Non-Immigrants (NO BAN) Act, a comprehensive bill repealing the Muslim Ban.


Introduced today by Senator Chris Coons (D-DE) and Representative Judy Chu (D-CA), the NO BAN Act includes three critical components to fighting the Ban:

  • It repeals each iterationof the Muslim Ban – including one that specifically targeted refugees for extreme vetting – as well as an asylum ban issued after the Supreme Court’s ruling and that relied on the same authority as the Muslim Ban;
  • It amends the Immigration Nationality Act’s nondiscrimination provision to explicitly prohibit discrimination based on religionand to apply all nondiscrimination protections to immigrant and nonimmigrant visa applicants alike;
  • It responsibly limits overly broad executive authority to issue future bansby, among other things, imposing stricter requirements and mandatory reporting to Congress.

“This is a discriminatory, hateful, and un-American policy conceived out of Islamophobia and xenophobia and it is time for Congress to show true leadership and repeal the ban,” said CAIR Government Affairs Director Robert McCaw. “While the Muslim Ban is no longer making headlines, it continues to be an everyday reality for the thousands of families who have been separated and forced to miss countless funerals, weddings, college graduations, and other important milestones. Even as we celebrate the introduction of this important piece of legislation, we remember that there is a generation of Americans who are growing up isolated from their loved ones.”

McCaw noted that CAIR, in partnership with the U.S. Council of Muslim Organizations (USCMO), lobbied Congress to support the NO BAN Act during its fifth annual “National Muslim Advocacy Day” on April 1st and 2nd.

SEE: 500+ Delegates Take Part in USCMO National Muslim Advocacy Day – #MuslimHillDay

CAIR also signed onto a coalition letter with 383 other organizations urging members of Congress to cosponsor the legislation.

SEE: Coalition Letter on NO BAN Act

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.


CONTACT: CAIR Government Affairs Director Robert McCaw, 202-742-6448,; CAIR National Communications Director Ibrahim Hooper, 202-744-7726,



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