Rep. Judy Chu, Sen. Chris Murphy Introduce Bill to Block Muslim Ban Implementation
Washington, DC – Rep. Judy Chu (CA-27) and Senator Chris Murphy (D-CT), have each introduced companion bills in the House and Senate to block the implementation of President Trump’s executive order blocking travel from majority Muslim countries. The bills, H.R. 4271 and S. 1979, would prohibit the use of any funds or fees to implement Executive Order 13780, signed on March 6, 2017.
“President Trump’s Muslim ban – in any iteration - has nothing to do with national security, and everything to do with instilling fear in and of the Muslim community,” said Rep. Chu. “The changes in the third Muslim ban do not make this order any less discriminatory and harmful in either intention or execution. No one should be discriminated against because of their race, sex, nationality, place of birth, or religion. Doing so not only violates the Immigration and Nationality Act, it violates our American values. Our society benefits from the contributions from immigrants from around the world. That is why I, along with Sen. Chris Murphy in the Senate, introduced H.R. 4271 to block the Muslim Ban from going into effect.”
“Just like the first and second versions of the Muslim ban, this one is still illegal, discriminatory, and harmful to our nation's security,” said Senator Murphy. “The ban plays right into the hands of ISIS and terrorist organizations around the world. ISIS is already using it as recruitment fodder to convince those fleeing persecution that they have no place in our society, and Donald Trump’s own administration admitted that there’s no national security justification for it. I hope my Republican colleagues will stand up for American values and security and support this bill.”
The original cosponsors for H.R. 4271 are Reps. John Conyers (MI-13), Zoe Lofgren (CA-19), Barbara Lee (CA-13), Debbie Dingell (MI-12), Grace Meng (NY-6), Grace Napolitano (CA-32), and Colleen Hanabusa (HI-1).