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Community Groups Celebrate the Signing of San Francisco Anti-Registry Ordinance Into Law

March 21, 2017

Today, San Francisco Mayor Ed Lee hosted a ceremony to celebrate the signing of the San Francisco Anti-Registry (“Non-Cooperation with Identity- Based Registry”) Ordinance into law. Dozens of community members...

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BREAKING: CAIR Welcomes Hawaii Judge’s Order Blocking Trump’s ‘Muslim Ban 2.0’ Nationwide

March 16, 2017

The Council on American-Islamic Relations (CAIR), the nation’s largest Muslim civil rights and advocacy organization, tonight welcomed an order issued by a federal judge in Hawaii blocking President Trump’s new...

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Oakland Privacy Commission Unanimously Endorses New Law Protecting Against FBI Overreach

March 11, 2017

Oakland Police Department Conveys Its Strong Support Yesterday evening, Oakland took the first step towards enacting a powerful law that would require the Oakland police to follow state and local...

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Community Advisory: What You Should Know about Muslim Ban 2.0

March 7, 2017

March 6, 2017 Dear Community Members and Friends, A new Muslim Ban Executive Order (“Muslim Ban 2.0″) was signed this morning. We are reviewing it to see how exactly it...

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Civil Rights

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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Protecting Civil Liberties In a Trump Presidency

December 20, 2016

Assalamu Alaikum. As 2016 comes to a close, our team is reflecting on the challenges you helped us tackle in this divisive election year and planning for the future.  This...

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From the Civil Rights Desk

December 16, 2016

Did anyone else feel like they were hit by a speeding train this past November? For many American Muslims in the Bay Area, that’s exactly what it felt like. The...

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From the Civil Rights Desk

November 17, 2016

From the Civil Rights Desk As you may recall, last month I mentioned that the hateful speeches made by politicians during this year’s toxic election cycle coupled with the undisputable...

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Government

Community Groups Celebrate the Signing of San Francisco Anti-Registry Ordinance Into Law

March 21, 2017

Today, San Francisco Mayor Ed Lee hosted a ceremony to celebrate the signing of the San Francisco Anti-Registry (“Non-Cooperation with Identity- Based Registry”) Ordinance into law. Dozens of community members...

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Oakland Privacy Commission Unanimously Endorses New Law Protecting Against FBI Overreach

March 11, 2017

Oakland Police Department Conveys Its Strong Support Yesterday evening, Oakland took the first step towards enacting a powerful law that would require the Oakland police to follow state and local...

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Good News: SFPD Suspends Participation in the FBI’s Joint Terrorism Task Force

February 2, 2017

Asian Americans Advancing Justice-Asian Law Caucus (ALC), the Council on American-Islamic-Relations, San Francisco Bay Area Office (CAIR-SFBA), the National Lawyer Guild San Francisco Bay Area Chapter, Arab Resource and Organizing...

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Civil Rights and Community Groups to Denounce ‘Muslim Ban’ Executive Orders

January 26, 2017

Press Conference: January 26 CONTACT: CAIR-SFBA Executive Director Zahra Billoo, 626.252.0885; Elica Vafaie, National Security & Civil Rights Staff Attorney, 415.848.7711; AROC Executive Director Lara Kiswani 530.220.284; ACLU of Northern...

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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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