U.S House Speaker Vows To Challenge Trump’s Travel Ban on Nigeria, others

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The Speaker of the United States House of Representatives, Nancy Pelosi, released a press statement on January 31st to address the travel ban restrictions  that Donald Trumps administration wants to place on 6 new countries, including Nigeria.

Pelosi noted that the restriction threatens the security and values of the nation, adding that it is discrimination disguised as policy.

She wrote:

“The Trump Administration’s expansion of its outrageous, un-American travel ban threatens our security, our values and the rule of law.  The sweeping rule, barring more than 350 million individuals from predominantly African nations from traveling to the United States, is discrimination disguised as policy.      

“America’s strength has always been as a beacon of hope and opportunity for people around the world, whose dreams and aspirations have enriched our nation and made America more American.  With this latest callous decision, the President has doubled down on his cruelty and further undermined our global leadership, our Constitution and our proud heritage as a nation of immigrants.

Read also: TRAVEL BAN, Donald Trump adds Nigeria to the list 

“In the Congress and in the Courts, House Democrats will continue to oppose the Administration’s dangerous anti-immigrant agenda.  In the coming weeks, the House Judiciary Committee will mark-up and bring to the Floor the NO BAN Act to prohibit religious discrimination in our immigration system and limit the President’s ability to impose such biased and bigoted restrictions.  We will never allow hatred or bigotry to define our nation or destroy our values.”

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