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American Muslim and Civil Rights Groups Respond to U.S. District Court Injunction Against Muslim Ban 3.0

October 17, 2017

Today, the U.S. District Court Judge Derrick Watson granted a nationwide temporary restraining order blocking the latest version of President Trump’s unconstitutional and discriminatory Muslim Ban, which barred travelers, refugees,...

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Governor Brown Signs the California Religious Freedom Act (SB 31)

October 16, 2017

The California chapter of the Council on American-Islamic Relations (CAIR-CA) today applauded Governor Brown’s signing of the California Religious Freedom Act (SB 31), marking a “momentous victory” for civil rights...

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CAIR, Asian Americans Advancing Justice and NILC Disappointed by Supreme Court Order on Muslim Ban 2.0

October 11, 2017

Civil rights groups vow to continue legal challenge to unconstitutional discrimination against Muslims San Francisco, CA – Today, the Supreme Court of the United States issued an order in Trump...

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CAIR Files Legal Challenge to Trump’s ‘Muslim Ban 3.0′

October 9, 2017

The Council on American-Islamic Relations (CAIR), the nation’s largest Muslim civil rights and advocacy organization, today announced the filing of a federal lawsuit on behalf of six individuals challenging the...

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Civil Rights

Report Travel Issues

September 26, 2017

If you have questions about Muslim Ban 2.0, please review this advisory from CAIR San Francisco Bay Area and Advancing Justice-Asian Law Caucus. If you or someone you know is seeking...

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CAIR-California Releases Annual Civil Rights Report

August 29, 2017

Report show a 49 percent increase in reports of discriminatory treatment during travel The California chapter of the Council on American-Islamic Relations (CAIR California) today announced the release of its...

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From the Civil Rights Desk

March 29, 2017

The Civil Rights Department at CAIR-SFBA knew Donald Trump would have a tumultuous first week, but I don’t think anyone anticipated it would be to this level. After nearly a...

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Traveling for the Holidays?

December 23, 2016

Know Your Rights at the Border & at Airports When planning your holiday travel, or any other travel, be sure to check all DHS – TSA regulations and rules on...

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Government

Governor Brown Signs the California Religious Freedom Act (SB 31)

October 16, 2017

The California chapter of the Council on American-Islamic Relations (CAIR-CA) today applauded Governor Brown’s signing of the California Religious Freedom Act (SB 31), marking a “momentous victory” for civil rights...

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Governor Brown Signs the CA Values Act (SB 54) into Law Despite Pushback from the Trump Administration

October 6, 2017

The California chapter of the Council on American-Islamic Relations applauds Governor Brown’s signature for the California Values Act (SB 54). SB 54 was signed into law on Thursday, marking a...

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Faith and Civil Rights Groups Welcome Oakland’s Historic New Law Protecting Against FBI Abuses

October 4, 2017

Law Takes Immediate Effect Yesterday evening, Oakland reaffirmed its commitment to protecting its Arab, Middle Eastern, Muslim, and South Asian (AMEMSA) communities from the Trump administration’s abuses by unanimously enacting...

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

September 16, 2017

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...

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In the News

Immigrant Rights Groups Rally For California Protection

December 19, 2016

Trump has indicated his immigration policy will be extreme. Among other things, Trump has called for a wall to be built along the Mexican border, the deportation of millions of...

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San Jose residents to Muslims: you belong here

December 2, 2016

“After the election I’ve felt a strong need to stand up for all the members of our community, not just for the people that are exactly like me,” said Erica...

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Police investigating hate-filled letter sent to South Bay Islamic center

November 25, 2016

Officers were dispatched to the Evergreen Islamic Center on Ruby Avenue at 7:10 p.m. Thursday on report of suspicious circumstances surrounding the letter. The San Jose Police Department’s assault unit,...

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San Francisco’s Japantown holds vigil against hate, concern about Muslim registry

November 22, 2016

People came together in San Francisco’s Japantown on Tuesday night to hold a vigil against hate. It comes after divisive rhetoric that was used during the presidential campaign and after...

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