Rep. DelBene bill would block Muslim registry

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."

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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