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Brennan Center Statement On House Passage of The No Ban Act

The No Ban Act would repeal the Trump administration’s Muslim ban.

July 23, 2020
Contact: Mireya Navarro, Media Contact,, 646-925-8760

Today, the House of Representatives voted to pass the No Ban Act, introduced by Rep. Judy Chu (D-CA), which would repeal the Muslim ban and make it harder for the president to impose similar discriminatory measures in the future.

 Harsha Panduranga, counsel in the Brennan Center’s Liberty & National Security Program, which is suing the Trump administration over the ban, made the following comment:

 “Today’s vote sends the message that Congress will not sit idly by as this administration inflicts anguish on Americans and their families, all for a ban that serves no national security purpose and a racist immigration regime that tears parents from their children.

 “In voting for the No Ban Act, members showed their commitment to a free and equal society for all Americans, regardless of skin color or religion. But this prejudiced ban remains in effect, and we have more work to do. We will continue to lay bare the myths that justify the ban’s existence and expose its cruelty until it comes off the books.”


Brennan Center Resources: 

Trump’s Travel Ban Is Still Hurting American Families Every Day

Fighting the Muslim Ban: Three Years and Counting

Trump’s Expanded Travel Ban: New Countries, Same Bigotry

Muslim Ban & Extreme Vetting