Washington, DC – Today, House leadership made the decision to remove the floor vote on the NO BAN Act, legislation that would repeal the Travel Ban, from the legislative schedule for the day. The removal of the floor vote comes as the House considers an important economic stimulus package related to the ongoing coronavirus epidemic.
PAAIA has been in touch with House leadership to ensure that the NO BAN Act is promptly rescheduled for a vote when Congress returns from its March recess.
The NO BAN Act is a meaningful and practical step forward for the Iranian American community and others that have been negatively impacted by the Travel Ban. The legislation would repeal all iterations of the Travel, Asylum, and Refugee Bans, as well as create more mechanisms for any administration to undergo before enacting similar policies. By incorporating substantive criteria and accountability, the NO BAN Act safeguards against the abuse of presidential powers and ensures that the exclusion of entry is maintained for those who pose a real threat to the United States.
For more information about PAAIA’s efforts to combat the Travel Ban and for details on how the waiver process works, visit PAAIA’s website at www.paaia.org/travel-ban.
Take Action! Tell your members of Congress to support the NO BAN Act.
March 12, 2020