Judy Chu Reintroduces Bicameral Bill to Block Muslim Ban Implementation
Congresswoman Judy Chu (D-CA) on Tuesday introduced legislation to block the implementation of Donald Trump’s executive order blocking travel from Muslim-majority countries. The bill, which comes two years after the president first implemented it, would prohibit the use of any funds or fees to implement the travel ban. “The Muslim Ban — now in its third iteration, but wrong in any form — is just one of the weapons Donald Trump is using to foment xenophobia and bigotry and drive wedges in our communities,” Chu said. “It is simply un-American. We do not create policies based on religion and we do not target people because of who they worship.” In June 2018, the Supreme Court upheld the most recent version of the travel ban, which does not apply only to Muslim-majority countries. Senator Chris Murphy (D-CT) unveiled companion legislation in the Senate. More here.