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A revised Muslim travel ban is expected to be issued any day now. Designed to circumvent the judicial roadblocks that prevented its implementation before, this order is essentially the same Muslim and refugee ban that was previously issued.

Contact your member of Congress and urge them to make a statement against the ban as soon as it is signed.

If you live in the following states, Amnesty International has prepared letters as templates to send to your Senators. Click the appropriate abbreviation for a link:
AZ SC WI FL NE PA
On a Muslim Registry:
“President-elect Donald Trump is breaking his promise to be a President for all Americans by supporting the creation of a Muslim registry. This kind of xenophobic and hateful rhetoric has no place in our government… everyone should be treated equally under our laws.” - Rep. DelBene (D-WA)
 
“Religious freedom and freedom from discrimination are fundamental rights central to the very idea of being an American. Forcing people to sign up for a registry based on their religion, race, or national origin does nothing to keep America secure.” - Sen. Booker (D-NJ)
 
On the “Muslim Ban”:
“This executive order sends a signal, intended or not, that America does not want Muslims coming into our country. That is why we fear this executive order may do more to help terrorist recruitment than improve our security.” - Sen. Graham (R-SC) and McCain (R-AZ)

 
 H.R 489 -01.png No Religious Registry Act of 2017
               Sponsor: Rep. Suzan K. DelBene [D-WA-1]
  S.54 – Protect American Families Act
             Sponsor: Sen. Cory A. Booker [D-NJ]
 
Rep. DelBene and Sen. Booker introduced bills in the House and Senate, respectively, that would block any attempt by the administration to establish a religious registry.
  •  S.54 prohibits the creation of any immigration-related registry program that classifies people based on their religion, race, age, gender, ethnicity, national origin, nationality, or citizenship. It currently has 11 co-sponsors. 
  • H.R 489 ensures individuals of all faiths are protected from the establishment of a national religious registry. It currently has 66 co-sponsors.

   
02.png H.R. 722 - No Funds for Unconstitutional Executive Orders Act
                    Sponsor : Rep. Grace Meng [D-NY-6]    
 H.R. 1075 - Freedom for Refugees Escaping Enmity (FREE) Act
                    Sponsor: Rep. Yvette D. Clarke [D-NY-9]
 
Queens Congresswoman Meng and Brooklyn Representative Clarke introduced similar, yet fundamentally different, bills following President Trump’s Executive Order "Protecting the Nation from Foreign Terrorist Entry into the United States," commonly referred to as the “Muslim Travel Ban.”
  • H.R. 722 aims to block federal funds from being used to enforce any future Executive Orders similar to President Trump’s order banning refugees and immigrants from seven Muslim majority nations. It has 49 co-sponsors.
  • H.R. 1075 addresses the current Executive Order by stating it will have no force or effect and prohibits the use of Federal funding for its enforcement. As of February 15th, the bill has 18 co-sponsors.

 
 03.png H.R. 377 – Muslim Brotherhood Terrorist Designation Act of 2017
                 Sponsor: Rep. Mario Diaz-Balart [R-FL-25]
 
  S.68 – Muslim Brotherhood Terrorist Designation Act of 2017
                                          Sponsor: Sen. Ted Cruz [R-TX]
 
  • These two bills are essentially identical (one in the House and the other in the Senate) and require the Secretary of State to submit a report to Congress on the designation of the Muslim Brotherhood as a foreign terrorist organization.
  • Why is it so important to some Congressmen that this bill be passed? Because it is essentially Muslim Ban 2.0. It aims to use the MB terrorist designation to shut down legitimate Muslim civil rights and civic engagement organizations in the U.S. by alleging that they are affiliated with the MB. This is why the bill continues to be introduced in Congress year after year.
  • As of February 6th, the House bill had 35 co-sponsors. The Senate bill had 4 co-sponsors.
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