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Breaking: The Impact of Today’s Supreme Court Muslim Ban Decision

December 4, 2017

Dear Community Members and Supporters, The Supreme Court issued a decision on the Muslim Ban (‘Muslim Ban 3.0′) this afternoon. First and foremost, we note that this is one of...

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CAIR-SFBA Horrified by Trump’s Incitement to Violence Against U.S. Muslims on Twitter

November 29, 2017

The San Francisco Bay Area office of the Council on American-Islamic Relations (CAIR), the nation’s largest Muslim civil rights and advocacy organization, today condemned what it called President Trump’s “incitement...

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Muslim Community Organizations File 9th Circuit Amicus Brief Opposing Muslim Ban 3.0

November 21, 2017

Today, a group of organizations serving the Muslim community filed an amicus brief with the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit in the case of Hawaii v. Trump,...

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CAIR-San Francisco Bay Area Launches Immigrants’ Rights Program

November 20, 2017

Dear Community Members and Friends, Last November, I joined the CAIR San Francisco Bay Area team on the day before the Presidential election. In my first week on the job,...

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Civil Rights

CAIR-San Francisco Bay Area Launches Immigrants’ Rights Program

Dear Community Members and Friends, Last November, I joined the CAIR San Francisco Bay Area team on the day before the Presidential election. In my first week on the job,...

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More Than Half of Muslim Students in California Experience Bullying, Discrimination

October 30, 2017

The California chapter of the Council on American-Islamic Relations (CAIR-CA) today published a new report documenting faith-based bullying and discrimination of Muslim students in California Schools. CAIR-CA’s report reveals that...

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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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Government

2017 CAIR California Legislative Session Update

October 20, 2017

Our Commitment to Protecting Civil Rights The California Chapter of the Council on American-Islamic Relations (CAIR-CA) is pleased to announce momentous victories for civil rights. This legislative session, CAIR-CA co-sponsored...

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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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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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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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