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Ask Rep Barrett to Drop His Racist STEP to Ban Immigrants from 'Terrorist' Countries

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Concerned by the two breaches of security in the past two months on American soil, Rep. Gresham Barrett (R-SC) is going back in time to reintroduce the Stop Terrorists Entry Program Act (STEP), which he originally authored back in 2003.

This wrong STEP Act seeks to ban ALL travelers from countries on the State Department 'terrorism' list and deport existing immigrants from these countries. This includes Cuba, Iran, Sudan and Syria. Barrett is also adding Yemen and former detainees from Guantanamo Bay in his bill.

Rep. Barrett fully intends to capitalize on ignorance through fear politics but not everyone is stupid. Even if this bill had been in place since 2003, it would not have stopped the American Army major and young Nigerian man who breached security and seem to be so much of a concern for Rep Barrett. So how exactly is the STEP Act supposed to stop these random incidents?


Being a visitor to the United States has been quite a harrowing experience in the post-9-11 world and now Barrett plans to make things worse for the vast majority of people who have never wished any harm to the United States. Can you email and call on Rep. Barrett to explain how his bill would stop 'terrorists' and specifically, what the STEP Act would have done to stop the two incidents in the past two months that Barrett is using as justification for his bill?

Take a few seconds and tell Rep Barrett to stop playing on fear to introduce racist and unconstitutional legislation such as the STEP Act, and do something real to enhance our security.

Washington, D.C. Office: (202) 225-5301

Anderson Office: (864) 224-7401

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