After President Donald Trump introduced his January executive order banning travel to the United States from seven Muslim majority countries, Representative Don Beyer (D-VA) introduced HR 852, entitled The Freedom of Religion Act of 2017.

The legislation would ensure that a foreigner could not be denied admission to the US because of their religion.

Introducing the legislation in a February press conference with multiple Congressional Democrats, Beyer emphasised the bill's important messages of ending religious discrimination in the wake of Trump's presidency.

But, just over five months later, HR 852 has stalled, unable to obtain the support of a single Congressional Republican.

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