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CAIR-CA Welcomes 4th Circuit’s Ruling Against “Muslim Ban”

May 25, 2017

The California Chapter of the Council on American-Islamic Relations (CAIR-CA), the state’s largest Muslim civil rights and advocacy organization, today welcomed a ruling by a full panel of 13 judges...

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CAIR Responds to President Trump’s Speech on Islam, Calls for ‘New Policies and Concrete Actions’

May 21, 2017

The Council on American-Islamic Relations (CAIR), the nation’s largest Muslim civil rights and advocacy organization, today responded to President Trump’s speech broadcast this morning from Saudi Arabia seeking to reset...

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Civil Rights, Community Organizations File ‘Muslim Ban’ Amicus Brief in 4th Circuit

May 8, 2017

A group of organizations serving the Muslim community filed an amicus (friend of the court) brief with the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Fourth Circuit on the government’s attempt...

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FREE SF Coalition Hails Ruling Blocking Trump’s Sanctuary Order

April 27, 2017

San Francisco – Today, in response to the federal district court ruling which affirmed the Trump administration cannot pull funding from sanctuary cities, the FREE SF coalition, including Asian Law...

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Civil Rights

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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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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Government

CAIR Responds to President Trump’s Speech on Islam, Calls for ‘New Policies and Concrete Actions’

May 21, 2017

The Council on American-Islamic Relations (CAIR), the nation’s largest Muslim civil rights and advocacy organization, today responded to President Trump’s speech broadcast this morning from Saudi Arabia seeking to reset...

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FREE SF Coalition Hails Ruling Blocking Trump’s Sanctuary Order

April 27, 2017

San Francisco – Today, in response to the federal district court ruling which affirmed the Trump administration cannot pull funding from sanctuary cities, the FREE SF coalition, including Asian Law...

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700+ to Take Part in California ‘Muslim Day at the Capitol’ on April 24

April 24, 2017

On Monday, April 24, the California chapter of the Council on American-Islamic Relations (CAIR-CA) will host its 6th annual Muslim Day at the Capitol (MDAC) in Sacramento, with more than...

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CAIR-CA Welcomes Passage of Anti-Muslim Registry Bill, Immigrant’s Rights Bill by State Senate

April 5, 2017

The California chapter of the Council on American-Islamic-Relations (CAIR-CA), the nation’s largest Muslim civil rights and advocacy organization, today welcomed the passage of the California Religious Freedom Act (SB 31)...

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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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