House Speaker Nancy Pelosi is refusing to accept a ruling from the Supreme Court and revealed this week that the Democratic-controlled House will vote on a bill to repeal President Donald Trump’s travel ban.
Last year, the Supreme Court ruled that the president had the legal authority to operate the travel ban, which bars citizens of certain countries with high rates of extremist violence from entering the U.S. on national security grounds.
Pelosi said the Judiciary Committee will take up in the next several weeks the “National Origin-Based Antidiscrimination for Nonimmigrants or NO BAN Act,” written by Representative Judy Chu.
“House Democrats continue to stand opposed to President Trump’s cruel, un-American travel ban in all of its iterations,” Pelosi said in a statement, adding that the bill will “prohibit religious discrimination in our immigration system and limit the President’s ability to impose such biased and bigoted restrictions.”
“It is essential that we take away the president’s power to put prejudice into policy,” Chu, a California Democrat, said at a news conference.
House Judiciary Committee Chairman Jerry Nadler also said Monday that his committee will take up the travel ban repeal legislation in about two weeks.
Pelosi’s announcement comes days after the Trump administration revealed it’s considering adding 7 additional counties to the travel ban.
The administration is considering adding Belarus, Myanmar, Eritrea, Kyrgyzstan, Nigeria, Sudan, and Tanzania.
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