Repealing of the Discriminatory Visa Wavier Bill (H. R. 158) is Gaining Momentum: How You Can Help


On December 18, 2015, the Untied States Congress passed a discriminatory visa- wavier bill, which placed unconstitutional travel restrictions upon dual-citizens of Iran, Iraq, Syria and Sudan.

On February 1, 2016, sixty-five civil rights, faith, refugee, and humanitarian organizations sent a letter to congress pointing out the discriminatory clauses of this bill. A copy of the letter, along with a full list of organizations that oppose this discriminatory bill, can be found at:

The Leadership Conference on Civil and Human Rights

Professor Wade Henderson, president and CEO of The Leadership Conference on Civil and Human Rights wrote, “This pernicious restriction is shameful, xenophobic, and completely contradictory to our fundamental American values of fairness and equality. Congress has a moral and constitutional obligation to fight discrimination, and we urge lawmakers to rescind this provision by passing The Equal Protection in Travel Act immediately.”

The Equal Protection in Travel Act of 2016 (H.R. 4380) is a bipartisan effort, which was swiftly put together by lawmakers–namely Justin Amash (R-MI), John Conyers, Jr., Debbie Dingell (D-MI), and Thomas Massie (R-KY)–after the discriminatory visa-wavier bill was passed by congress in mid December of last year. Supporting The Equal Protection in Travel Act will correct the recent unconstitutional amendments that were recklessly added to the visa-wavier bill.

To support The Equal Protection in Travel Act, please sign the petition, prepared by Ali Partovi, at:

Support Equal Protection in Travel Act

Roughly 2500 individuals have signed this petition including Mark Cuban, Max Levchin, Omid Kordestani, and a long list of other successful entrepreneurs and high-tech leaders of companies such as Google, Twitter, Uber, Paypal, eBay, Zillow, Pixar, etc. See the link above for a full list of supporters and their affiliations.

Thank you.

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