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Senate Judiciary Committee Adopts Amendment Prohibiting Religion-Based Entry Bans


 

The Senate Judiciary Committee approved by a vote of 16-4 a nonbinding amendment authored by Senator Patrick Leahy (D-VT) that prohibits the U.S. government from barring individuals from entering the country based on their religion. “It is the sense of the Senate that the United States must not bar individuals from entering into the United States based on their religion, as such action would be contrary to the fundamental principles on which this Nation was founded,” the amendment states.

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