Posted on January 31, 2020 in Press Releases

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January 31, 2020

Washington, D.C.—Arab American Institute Executive Director Maya Berry issued the following statement: 

“This is now the 4th version of the Muslim Ban. In addition to the countries listed under Proclamation 9645, the following countries are under some level of travel restriction:

Burma*
Eritrea*
Iran
Kyrgyzstan*
Libya
Nigeria*
North Korea
Somalia
Sudan*
Syria
Tanzania*
Venezuela
Yemen

*added today

 

Nine of these countries have large Muslim populations, but one principle unites the multiple versions of the Muslim and refugee bans: white nationalism. Today's news reaffirms the need to pass the NO BAN Act. Congress must act now.”