Immigration

House Passes NO BAN Act to Prevent Future Muslim Bans

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Today, the U.S. House of Representatives passed the National Origin-Based Antidiscrimination for Nonimmigrants (NO BAN) Act, legislation introduced by Congressmember Judy Chu (CA-27) and U.S. Senator Chris Coons (D-Del.) to strengthen the Immigration and Nationality Act to prohibit discrimination on the basis of religion. The NO BAN Act’s sponsors and supporters issued the following statements: “J...

House Passes Landmark Immigration Reform Legislation

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Rep. Don Beyer issued the following statement today after the U.S. House of Representatives passed H.R. 6, the American Dream and Promise Act, and H.R. 1603, the Farm Workforce Modernization Act, legislation that would reform our immigration system and secure permanent protections and a pathway to citizenship for undocumented immigrants. “Today the House is turning the page on years of partisan fi...

Speaker Pelosi Taps Beyer To Chair Joint Economic Committee

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Today, Speaker Pelosi announced that she is recommending Congressman Don Beyer (D-VA) to chair the U.S. Congress Joint Economic Committee (JEC). If confirmed, Congressman Beyer will become the first Democrat to chair the JEC since Senator Bob Casey (D-PA) chaired the committee during the 112th Congress (2011-2013). In response to Speaker Pelosi’s announcement, Congressman Beyer issued the followin...

House Democrat Reintroduces NO BAN Act to Prevent Future Muslim Bans

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Today, Rep. Don Beyer joined Rep. Judy Chu (CA-27) in reintroducing the National Origin-Based Antidiscrimination for Nonimmigrants (NO BAN) Act. This bill, cosponsored by 137 House members and led in the Senate by Senator Chris Coons (D-DE), strengthens the Immigration and Nationality Act to prohibit discrimination on the basis of religion, and restores the separation of powers by limiting overly ...

Democratic Members Introduce Immigration Package

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Today, Representative Adriano Espaillat (NY-13), joined by Suzanne Bonamici (OR-01), Donald S. Beyer Jr. (VA-08), Pramila Jayapal (WA-07), and Jesús “Chuy” García (IL-04) introduced a critical legislative package to protect immigrant rights. "My colleagues and I are re-introducing this series of bills, a legislative package that will protect immigrants, immigrant families, and uphold the promises ...

Beyer On No Ban Act: Muslim Ban “Is Not Just Evil, It is Stupid”

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July 22, 2020 (Washington, D.C.) – The House of Representatives today passed the No Ban Act, legislation to overturn President Trump’s executive order banning persons from certain countries from traveling or immigrating to the United States. Rep. Don Beyer (D-VA), a co-lead on the bill who introduced legislation to stop Trump’s Muslim Ban after witnessing chaos and turmoil at Dulles Airport create...

Beyer Statement On Supreme Court DACA Ruling

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Rep. Don Beyer (D-VA) today hailed the Supreme Court’s ruling in Department of Homeland Security v. Regents of the University of California, which invalidated the Trump Administration’s decision to end the Deferred Action For Childhood Arrivals (DACA) program on the grounds that it was “arbitrary and capricious” and therefore in violation of the Administrative Procedure Act. “Dreamers are American...

Congressional Leaders Condemn White Nationalist Stephen Miller, Call for Immediate Removal From Role As White House Senior Advisor

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Today, Congressman Joaquin Castro (TX-20), Chairman of the Congressional Hispanic Caucus, introduced a resolution condemning the presence of white nationalist Stephen Miller in the White House and called for his immediate resignation from office. The resolution outlines how Miller has consistently followed and advocated for racist and white supremacist ideology in our nation. As Senior Advisor to ...

On anniversary of Trump’s Muslim ban, Coons, Chu, faith and civil rights leaders call for passage of NO BAN Act

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Three years after President Trump’s Muslim ban first separated thousands of families, U.S. Senator Chris Coons (D-Del.) and U.S. Congresswoman Judy Chu (D-Calif.) today brought together Members of Congress, faith and civil rights leaders, and individuals directly impacted by the ban to call for passage of the NO BAN Act, legislation that would end the President’s Muslim ban and prevent another bas...

Dover Post: Coons, Chu, faith and civil rights leaders call for passage of NO BAN Act

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Coons, Chu, faith and civil rights leaders call for passage of NO BAN Act By Delaware News Desk - 01/27/2020 Three years after President Donald Trump’s Muslim ban first separated thousands of families, Sen. Chris Coons, D-Delaware, and Rep. Judy Chu, D-California, brought together on Jan. 27 members of Congress, faith and civil rights leaders, and individuals directly impacted by the ban to call f...