Today is the third anniversary of the Muslim Ban.
For three years, the Trump administration has instituted a series of executive orders to prevent people from a number of Muslim-majority countries from entering the US.
This cruel policy has ripped families and loved ones apart. It’s denied sick people access to life-saving medical care. And it’s caused a dramatic decline in the number of Muslim refugees allowed to resettle in the US, forcing people to remain in danger.
Now, Trump is planning to expand his travel ban to seven additional countries — including Sudan and Tanzania, where we partner with grassroots women and girls to advance human rights. We know firsthand that the Muslim Ban chills movement-building, preventing women activists and human rights defenders from being able to do their vital organizing across borders.
We condemn this hateful, bigoted policy — one that institutionalizes Islamophobia and perpetuates harmful stereotypes about Muslims. This isn’t just rhetoric; it endangers lives by heightening the risk of violence, hate crimes, and discrimination against all Muslims in the US.
The Muslim Ban is just one part of Trump’s xenophobic, right-wing agenda that demonizes immigrant families, deports them, and militarizes the border to keep them out.
We cannot let this continue — and we stand in solidarity with Muslim communities and communities of color in the US and globally.
Take action now: raise your voice against this racist policy.
Find your Representative here, or call the US Capitol Switchboard at (202) 224-3121, and ask to be connected to your Member of Congress. Ask them to support and co-sponsor H.R. 2214, The NO BAN Act, introduced by Rep. Judy Chu. This bill would repeal Trump’s Muslim Ban, and also limit future administrations from implementing discriminatory bans like this.