US house motions for bill to reject Donald Trump’s travel ban
The US House of Representatives judiciary committee voted for the progression of a bill to repeal US President Donald Trump’s extended 2020 travel ban, reports Al Jazeera.
The ban includes several Muslim-majority nations such as Eritrea, Kyrgyzstan, Myanmar, Nigeria, Sudan and Tanzania. However, the House of Representatives panel supported the counter "No ban act" that would limit Trump’s jurisdiction to create policy that discriminates on the basis of religion.
The bill, which has been welcomed by the US Congress and hundreds of civil rights organisations, will now move to the full house.
The Trump Administration's implementation of the Muslim Ban is a dark moment in our history. It calls into question all Americans’ basic rights. It sets a standard that the president of the United States can target and discriminate against anyone, without consequences. #NoBanAct— Rep. Pramila Jayapal (@RepJayapal) February 12, 2020