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Senator Patty Murray, Dems, Introduce Bill to Block Muslim Immigrant Registry

Senator Patty Murray, Dems, Introduce Bill to Block Muslim Immigrant Registry

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Washington, DC, January 6, 2017 | comments

Yep, this is what it's come to: Washington State's Senator Patty Murray and a coalition of other Senate Democrats have introduced a bill to block the creation of a federal registry based on religion, ethnicity, race, age, gender, national origin, nationality, or citizenship. The "Protect American Families Act" would block draconian actions from the president-elect should Trump's transition team make good on their proposal to register and monitor immigrants from Muslim-majority countries.

Washington State's Rep. Suzan Delbene introduced similar legislation in the House not long after a spokesman for a Trump super PAC suggested that Japanese internment camps were a "precedent" for what the Trump administration could propose for Muslim immigrants.

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