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Sat Jun 29, 2019, 06:58 PM

Tlaib pushes to repeal Muslim ban, introduces anti-poverty legislation

The offices of Michigan congresspeople Rashida Tlaib, Debbie Dingell, Brenda Lawrence, and Andy Levin held a press conference on Friday to call to repeal President Donald Trump’s Muslim ban.

The event highlighted the one-year anniversary of the U.S. Supreme Court’s decision to allow for a travel ban that largely targets majority-Muslim countries. Congress has introduced legislation (H.R. 810) that would repeal the ban, as well as prevent similar legislation from being enacted.

In addition to the congress members, impacted families from the 13th congressional district, the African Bureau of Immigration and Social Affairs, ACLU Michigan, Emgage Michigan, Yemen American Benevolent Association, advocacy groups, and community members were in attendance.

Tlaib and fellow Reps. Pramila Jayapal, Sheila Jackson-Lee, Ayanna Pressley, and Jesús "Chuy" García also introduced the Building Our Opportunities to Survive and Thrive (BOOST) Act, an anti-poverty bill that would provide up to $6,000 to individuals and families via a refundable tax credit.

Read more: https://www.metrotimes.com/news-hits/archives/2019/06/28/tlaib-pushes-to-repeal-muslim-ban-introduces-anti-poverty-legislation

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