Washington State Representative Suzan DelBene is pushing back against any kind of Muslim registry.
She's co-sponsoring a bill to prohibit the federal government from creating that registry, along with civil rights activist John Lewis and Keith Ellison, the first Muslim elected to Congress.
President-elect Trump voiced support for a registry during the campaign. And incoming Chief of Staff Reince Priebus refused to rule out a registry.
“President-elect Donald Trump is breaking his promise to be a President for all Americans by supporting the creation of a Muslim registry," said in DelBene in a released statement. "This kind of xenophobic and hateful rhetoric has no place in our government."
A religious registry is incompatible with American values. I introduced a bill to prohibit this dangerous proposal. https://t.co/JjtK0iAek4— Rep. Suzan DelBene (@RepDelBene) November 21, 2016
DelBene’s bill would prohibit the Attorney General, Secretary of Homeland Security and any United States government official from establishing or utilizing a registry for the purposes of classifying individuals on the basis of religious affiliation. The legislation would cover U.S. nationals, U.S. visa applicants and aliens lawfully present in the United States.
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