House Speaker Nancy Pelosi announced that House Democrats will soon introduce legislation that aims to block President Donald Trump’s ban on several countries.
Nancy Pelosi revealed in a press release on Monday that Democrats on the House Judiciary Committee will introduce and vote on the so-called NO Ban Act, which would limit the White House’s authority to impose travel restrictions on foreign nationals, in the next few weeks.
The introduction of the bill comes roughly three years after the president introduced his first travel ban, and follows confirmation that he plans to add more countries to the list.
“House Democrats continue to stand opposed to President Trump’s cruel, un-American travel ban in all of its iterations. In the coming weeks, the House Judiciary Committee will mark up and bring to the Floor the NO BAN Act to prohibit religious discrimination in our immigration system and limit the President’s ability to impose such biased and bigoted restrictions,”
“In his last address as President, Ronald Reagan warned that ‘If we ever close the door to new Americans, our leadership in the world would soon be lost.’ House Democrats are working tirelessly to uphold our role as a global leader and a beacon of hope and opportunity for countless people around the world,’”
While such legislation would likely pass the Democratic-controlled House, it faces a very uncertain future in the GOP-controlled Senate.