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Civil Rights Groups Condemn Trump’s Anticipated New Muslim Ban

September 23, 2017

Trump Administration Attempts to Sanitize an Unconstitutional & Discriminatory Policy Today, the Trump Administration announced it would revamp its discriminatory Muslim and refugee ban to possibly include more targeted, tougher...

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

September 18, 2017

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...

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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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CAIR, Asian Americans Advancing Justice and NILC Issue Statement Expressing Disappointment with SCOTUS Muslim Ban Stay

September 13, 2017

Today, the Supreme Court announced that it would grant a stay of the United States Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit decision to allow refugees with formal ties to...

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Civil Rights

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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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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Government

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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On Today’s DACA News

September 5, 2017

Dear community members and friends, We are reaching out as individuals from our Arab, Middle Eastern, Muslim and South Asian (AMEMSA) communities will be impacted by the recent decision to...

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CAIR Condemns Trump’s Termination of #DACA Program as ‘Pandering to Anti-Immigrant Extremists’

The Council on American Islamic Relations (CAIR), the nation’s largest Muslim civil rights and advocacy organization, today condemned President Trump’s termination of the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) program...

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Muslim Community Efforts and Leadership Recognized by the city of Santa Clara

August 30, 2017

Yesterday, the City of Santa Clara presented the American Muslim community with a proclamation recognizing August as “Muslim Appreciation and Awareness Month”. The designation was initially made by the California...

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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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