Tell Congress: Rescind Trump’s Muslim ban
The petition to Congress reads:
"Support legislation to stop Donald Trump’s unconstitutional and anti-Muslim attack on refugees and immigrants from Muslim-majority countries."
Democrats, including progressive champion Senator Chris Murphy and ranking Democrat on the Senate Judiciary Committee Senator Dianne Feinstein, are introducing legislation to stop Trump’s Muslim ban, and we need to build support for them now.
Both Senators Murphy and Feinstein have stated that they will be introducing legislation to protect refugee and immigrant communities within the next week. Senator Murphy is introducing legislation to “immediately overturn Trump’s hateful and dangerous executive order.” The bill would withhold any funding to enforce the executive order and declares it illegal based on the 1965 Immigration and Nationality Act, which banned discrimination against immigrants on the basis of national origin.
Similarly, the first of two bills that Senator Feinstein is introducing will rescind the executive order. Her second bill will amend the 1965 Immigration and Nationality Act to add extra layers of protection to block the president’s authority to single out groups of people to bar from entering the United States. As long as immigrants, refugees and their families are under attack, we need to push our elected officials in Congress to fight back. They must reject any efforts to use xenophobia and racism to justify deportations, the suspension of civil rights or the closure of our borders.