U.S. Senators Drafting Legislation To Overturn Trump’s Muslim Travel Ban

U.S. Senators Drafting Legislation to Overturn Trump’s Muslim Travel Ban

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Democrats in the Senate are planning legislation that would block President Donald Trump’s executive order banning entry for people from seven Muslim-majority countries. Sen. Christopher Murphy, (D-Conn.), a member of the Senate Foreign Relations Committee, told The Washington Post his bill will likely rely on the 1995 Immigration and Nationality Act, which bans discrimination against immigrants based on national origin. “I think ultimately this ban will be struck down by the courts, but we need to put legislation on the table that Republicans could support, that overturns the ban,” Murphy said, calling the executive order “incredibly …

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