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H.R. 1333: NO BAN Act

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The president couldn’t even discriminate against the Church of the Flying Spaghetti Monster.


President Donald Trump instituted a travel ban on eight countries: Chad, Iran, Iraq, Libya, North Korea, Syria, Venezuela, and Yemen. The Supreme Court upheld the travel ban 5–4 in the 2018 decision Trump v. Hawaii, largely by noting the wide latitude that the president has when setting such policies.

Trump’s travel ban was popularly nicknamed “the Muslim ban” by its Democratic critics since most of the countries it applied to were majority Muslim, and because Trump as a 2016 candidate had indeed proposed a Muslim ban. However, the final policy itself wasn’t actually a ban on Muslims themselves from setting foot in the U.S. Regardless, President Joe Biden rescinded the policy on his …

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Judy Chu

Sponsor. Representative for California's 27th congressional district. Democrat.

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Last Updated: Apr 22, 2021
Length: 11 pages
Feb 25, 2021
117th Congress (2021–2023)

Passed House (Senate next) on Apr 21, 2021

This bill passed in the House on April 21, 2021 and goes to the Senate next for consideration.

Other activity may have occurred on another bill with identical or similar provisions.


159 Cosponsors (159 Democrats)

3% chance of being enacted according to Skopos Labs (details)

Position statements

Statement of Administration Policy

President Joseph Biden [D]: H.R. 1333 – National Origin-Based Antidiscrimination for Nonimmigrants (NO BAN) Act (Apr 20, 2021)

What legislators are saying

Weekly Update: Chauvin Verdict, DC Statehood, & Affordable Housing
    — Rep. Carolyn Maloney [D-NY12] (Co-sponsor) on Apr 23, 2021

Cicilline Remarks on NO BAN Act
    — Rep. David Cicilline [D-RI1] (Co-sponsor) on Apr 21, 2021

In Opposition to the No Ban Act
    — Rep. Tom McClintock [R-CA4] on Apr 21, 2021

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What stakeholders are saying

R Street Institute estimates new spending due to H.R. 1333 will be negligible.


Feb 25, 2021

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Apr 14, 2021
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Apr 16, 2021
Reported by House Committee on the Judiciary

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Apr 17, 2021
Text Published

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Apr 21, 2021
Passed House (Senate next)

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H.R. 1333 is a bill in the United States Congress.

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