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Community Advisory: What You Should Know About the New Muslim Ban

Dear Community Members, A new Muslim Ban was signed this afternoon. We are reviewing it to see how exactly it will be rolled out, but some general information based on what we know now is included below. Please note that this information is subject to change andbased on the various legal challenges that may be advanced in court. T the interpretations below can change quickly. Please check back frequently for the most up-to-date information. Timing Part of the n…

Civil Rights Groups Condemn Trump’s Anticipated New Muslim Ban

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 restrictions that would affect a larger number of countries before the current 90-day ban ends on Sunday. If this occurs, it would be a failed attempt by the Trump Administration to sanitize a discriminatory policy before it is reviewed by the Supreme Court…

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

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 Administration’s Muslim Ban is 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 Justice League and the Muslim Public Affairs Council.

CAIR-CA Welcomes State Assembly Passage of SB 54 & SB 31

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 Senate Pro Tem Kevin de León, will protect the safety and well-being of all Californians by ensuring that our state and local resources are not used to fuel mass deportations and ensuring that state services are accessible to all Californians. SB 31, introduced by Senator Ricardo Lara would pro…

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

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 resettlement agencies to come to the country. In opposition of the stay, Zahra Billoo, CAIR Representative, Elica Vafaie, a staff attorney at Advancing Justice-Asian Law Caucus, and Justin Cox, Staff Attorney to the Nationa…

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