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

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, arguing that the third iteration of the Trump Administration’s Muslim Ban is unconstitutional and discriminatory, has stoked fears in the Muslim community, and contributes to a climate of distrust towards American Muslims. The Council on American-Islamic Relations – California (CAIR-CA) is joined in the brief by the Muslim …

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, CAIR offices across the country heard from countless people who were being visited by the FBI or experiencing hate crimes, as well as many more who were afraid of post-election backlash. They were calling because they knew that for years we had provided free legal services to individuals facing civil rights violations, rangi…

Trump Administration Targeting Civil Rights Following the Manhattan Attacks

In the wake of the attack on the people of New York City this week, President Trump released a variety of xenophobic proposals aimed at hurting immigrant and Muslim communities. Threatening to “end chain migration,” terminating the long-standing diversity lottery program, abandoning due process and civil liberties, the President is attempting to exploit Tuesday’s attacks to advance an aggressively anti-Muslim and anti-immigrant agenda long championed by his administration. In response, Chris…

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

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 Muslim students are bullied at twice the rate as the national average. The report, titled “Unshakable: The Bullying of Muslim Students and the Unwavering Movement to Eradicate It,” is based on findings from a statewide survey of more than 1,000 Muslim students …

We March. We Sue. We Fight. We Win.

Assalamu Alaikum. Insha’Allah this reaches you with a smile. On a regular basis, we hear from members of the Muslim community who are trapped at airports, facing questions and harassment, or are nervous to travel for fear that this might happen. We answer these calls so often they have become routine for us. However, a few weeks ago, we received a call which continues to haunt me. A Muslim traveler was de…

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