CAIR-LA Exec. Director Plaintiff on Federal Suit Challenging Trump’s ‘Muslim Ban’
(ANAHEIM, CA, 1/30/17) – The Greater Los Angeles Area office of the Council on American-Islamic Relations (CAIR-LA) today announced the filing of a federal lawsuit on behalf of more than 20 named and “john doe” individuals challenging the constitutionality of President Trump’s recent “Muslim ban.”
CAIR-LA Executive Director Hussam Ayloush is one of the 15 plaintiffs to sue President Donald Trump over the unconstitutionality of the "Muslim Exclusion Order."
"My aim with this federal lawsuit, as an American and as a civil rights activist, is to hold the President accountable to our Constitution," said CAIR-LA Executive Director Hussam Ayloush.
The lawsuit, filed in the U.S. District Court – Eastern District of Virginia, states that the executive order is unconstitutional because its apparent purpose and underlying motive is to ban people of the Islamic faith in Muslim-majority countries from entering the United States.
CAIR is America's largest Muslim civil liberties and advocacy organization. Its mission is to enhance the understanding of Islam, encourage dialogue, protect civil liberties, empower American Muslims, and build coalitions that promote justice and mutual understanding.