WASHINGTON – Vanita Gupta, president and CEO of The Leadership Conference on Civil and Human Rights, issued the following statement on House passage of H.R. 2214, the National Origin-Based Antidiscrimination for Nonimmigrants Act, the NO BAN Act:
“The NO BAN Act is the first civil rights bill in history that explicitly protects Muslims by rejecting Trump and Stephen Miller’s xenophobia and white nationalism. We applaud the House for acting to ensure that no president can enact any kind of sweeping and discriminatory ban. We call on the Senate to pass the NO BAN Act immediately and stop this administration’s anti-Muslim bigotry. No president should be able to ban people from our country based on national origin or religion. All families must be able to live freely together.”
The Leadership Conference’s letter to the House on the NO BAN Act is available here.
The Leadership Conference on Civil and Human Rights is a coalition charged by its diverse membership of more than 220 national organizations to promote and protect the rights of all persons in the United States. The Leadership Conference works toward an America as good as its ideals. For more information on The Leadership Conference and its member organizations, visit www.civilrights.org.