Nearly three years after President Donald Trump unilaterally blocked tens of thousands of people, many of them Muslims, from entering the United States, the House of Representatives will finally hold a hearing Tuesday focused on how to reverse it.
Congress has been slow to direct its attention to the rights of Muslim Americans. The Senate didn’t hold its first hearing on Muslim American issues until 2011, when Democrats convened a meeting focused on the rise of anti-Muslim bigotry. Now, in the age of Trump, the House is holding its own hearing on Muslim civil rights, which national civil rights group Muslim Advocates says is the first of its kind in that chamber. READ IN FULL