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As the Trump administration gears up for a nationwide travel ban on people from seven Muslim-majority countries, the New Hampshire senator from the state is using his power as a senator to help other lawmakers who have been targeted.
On Thursday, Sen. Bill Cassidy, R-New Hampshire, announced he would sponsor a bill that would block travel to the U.S. by citizens from Iran, Iraq, Libya, Somalia, Sudan, Syria and Yemen, as well as the U .
S. citizens of Chad, Niger, Nigeria and Yemen.
The legislation would also bar travel to Chad, a country that has been at the center of a massive refugee crisis, including a humanitarian crisis that has claimed at least 2,700 lives in the last year, the Associated Press reported.
“The United States has a right to defend our people and our borders, and to do so in a way that upholds our values and is not based on race, religion, ethnicity, gender or national origin,” Cassidy said in a statement.
“We must be vigilant and respond with force if necessary to protect Americans and our citizens.”
Cassidy said the travel ban will be “the most effective measure to stop the spread of the refugee crisis.”
“The President’s Executive Order is unlawful, discriminatory, and will have devastating effects on Americans, their families, businesses, and communities,” he said.
Cassidy, who is also the chairman of the Senate Homeland Security and Governmental Affairs Committee, said he will introduce a bill on Friday to restrict travel to U.N. members, U.K. citizens, U .
N. employees and U.B.s accredited by the U -N.
If it is approved, Cassidy said the legislation would be signed into law as soon as possible.
The White House has not responded to a request for comment.
The New Hampshire bill is not the first time a lawmaker has been targeted by a travel ban.
Sen. Elizabeth Warren, D-Mass., who is the top Senate Democrat on the Banking Committee, was denied entry into the country by a government official in January, The Associated Press said.
Warren, who has called the ban “wrong and unconstitutional,” is now calling for an immediate halt to the executive order.