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Freedom of Religion Act seeks to ban immigration discrimination

February 11, 2019

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CWN Editor's Note: The Freedom of Religion Act of 2019, written in response to President Trump’s executive orders on immigration from several predominantly Muslim nations, is sponsored by Rep. Don Beyer (D-VA). The bill has gained the support of some Catholic organizations; the US Conference of Catholic Bishops has neither endorsed nor opposed it.

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  • Posted by: Randal Mandock - Feb. 11, 2019 5:29 PM ET USA

    An extremely inappropriate title, given the restrictions on the observance of religion in public venues such as schools; private businesses; religious hospitals, adoption agencies, crisis pregnancy centers. The bill imagines a straw man typical of the previous U.S. Administration: proffer a scenario without validity, then knock it down. Trump's travel restrictions are based on a clear and present danger of terrorist activity, not religious bigotry. If you don't know where to look for bigotry...