For Immediate Release
April 10, 2019
NAPABA Supports Introduction of NO BAN Act
WASHINGTON - Today, Senator Chris Coons (D-DE) and Congresswoman Judy Chu (D-CA) introduced the “NO BAN Act” (S. 1123 and H.R. 2214) to end the Muslim Ban and stop discrimination on the basis of religion in immigration. NAPABA is an original organizational supporter of the act.
“NAPABA stands strongly against discrimination. As we argued in the public and in the courts, the Muslim Ban will be seen as a dark stain on our history,” said NAPABA President Daniel Sakaguchi. “As an organization that believes we must ‘stop repeating history’, we support the NO BAN Act and efforts to limit the impact of the Supreme Court’s decision, which opened the door to discrimination under the guise of national security.”
NAPABA opposed all three versions of the Presidential Executive Orders, known as the Muslim Ban. This included filing amicus briefs in district courts, circuit courts, and the Supreme Court, opposing the different iterations of the order. Affiliated national, state, and local Asian Pacific American bar associations joined NAPABA in these efforts.