The New DHS Rule on Social Media Tracking for All Immigrants, Including U.S. Citizens

Last month, the U.S. Department of Homeland Security (“DHS”) proposed a new rule to track the internet activity for all visa applicants, visa holders, legal permanent residents, and naturalized U.S. Citizens. The new rule would track and store social media account information and other highly sensitive data as part of individuals’ immigration files. The new policy will allow DHS to collect and track individual’s social media accounts handles – i…

CAIR-LA Receives Social Justice Award from Democratic Party of O.C.

On Saturday, September 23rd, the Democratic Party of Orange County hosted their annual Harry S. Truman Dinner and presented the Social Justice Award to the Council on American-Islamic Relations, Greater Los Angeles Area office (CAIR-LA). The award recognized CAIR’s work in defending the rights of all people against bigotry, Islamophobia and other forms of discrimination.  

Muslim Community Organizations File Amicus Brief Opposing ‘Muslim Ban 2.0’ in Supreme Court

Today, a group of organizations serving the Muslim community filed an amicus brief with the U.S. Supreme Court in the case of Trump v. IRAP which argues that the Trump Administration’s Muslim Ban is discriminatory, has stoked fears in the Muslim community and contributes to a climate of distrust towards American Muslims. The Council on American-Islamic Relations – California (CAIR-CA) is joined in the brief by the Muslim Justice League and the Muslim Public Affai…

CAIR-CA Welcomes State Assembly Passage of SB 54 & SB 31

The State Assembly passed the California Values Act (SB 54) and the California Religious Freedom Act (SB 31), marking a momentous victory for immigrant rights organizations. SB 54, introduced by Senate Pro Tem Kevin de León, will protect the safety and well-being of all Californians by ensuring that our state and local resources are not used to fuel mass deportations and ensuring that state services are accessible to all Californians. SB 31, introduced …

Communications Coordinator (Temporary, Full-time, Non-exempt position)

The Council on American-Islamic Relations, Greater Los Angeles Area Chapter (CAIR-LA) seeks a temporary, full-time Communications Coordinator to work with other staff at the Anaheim office location.  CAIR-LA is a non-profit grassroots civil rights and advocacy organization aimed at enhancing understanding of Islam, encouraging dialogue, protecting civil liberties, empowering American-Muslims, and building coalitions that promote justice and mutual understanding. 

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