On Wednesday, the House passed legislation that would limit executive authority to issue future travel bans like the one imposed by former President Trump against several Muslim-majority countries. The legislation, abbreviated to the NO BAN Act, would explicitly prohibit religious discrimination in immigration-related decisions. Any immigration restrictions could only be issued by the executive branch if there is a “compelling government interest.” The State Dept. and DHS would have to consult with Congress and provide specific evidence justifying the immigration restriction and its proposed duration before imposing it.
Posted in: Immigration
posted on: April 23, 2021