—FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE—
NEW YORK, NY (July 22, 2020) – The Islamic Circle of North America (ICNA) commends the passing of House Resolution 2486 titled the NO BAN Act today.
“This is a step in the right direction against the unjust and unconstitutional ban imposed by President Trump.” Said ICNA President Javaid Siddiqi.
ICNA appeals to the U.S. Senate and in particular the majority party to take the right side of history and support the Senate version of this resolution.
ICNA and the American Muslim community stands by the tireless efforts of the past 4 years of thousands of activists, organizations, congressional staffers and co-sponsoring representatives who made this possible.
ICNA’s social justice arm, ICNA Council for Social Justice joined the largest coalition of civil rights and social justice organizations in supporting the initial version of this resolution last year.
ICNA acknowledges and appreciates Rep. Judy Chu (D-CA) for introducing this resolution last year and for her history of championing legislations against bias and bigotry.
The No Ban Act would amend the current law to require that any travel ban be temporary, based on credible evidence, subject to congressional oversight, and be created only in response to specific actions foreign entities have taken to threaten the US.