On January 30, 2017, Senator Diane Feinstein introduced a bill, S.B. 240, to rescind the President’s Executive Order 137, entitled “Protecting the Nation from Foreign Terrorist Entry into the United States”. On the same day, Representative Zoe Lofgren introduced a similar bill, the “Statue of Liberty Values Act of 2017” which would also rescind the EO and provides that no federal funds may be used to carry out the provisions of the EO.
It is important that everyone contact their senators and representatives in support of these bills, as well as to contact Senator Feinstein and Representative Lofgren and thank them for introducing these bills and supporting the equal and fair treatment of Muslims and refugees in our immigration policy, and preventing the cruel and draconian effects of the new EO from continuing. In addition to emailing and writing letters, the most effective method is to call your senators and representatives.