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Building Voter Engagement

CAIR-LA Registers Voters at the 2017 MAS Convention CAIR-LA Staff and Volunteers  CAIR-LA staff and volunteers registered voters…

The Supreme Court Decision on Muslim Ban 3.0: What You Need to Know

Dear Community Members, Today, the Supreme Court issued a decision on the Muslim Ban (‘Muslim Ban 3.0’) that allows the Ban to take full effect. This is the first time a court has allowed the Muslim Ban’s implementation in its entirety. Today’s development has raised numerous concerns and questions, which have been addressed below. This information is subject to change based on the various legal challenges that may be advanced in court. Th…

The New DHS Rule on Social Media Tracking for All Immigrants, Including U.S. Citizens

Last month, the U.S. Department of Homeland Security (“DHS”) proposed a new rule to track the internet activity for all visa applicants, visa holders, legal permanent residents, and naturalized U.S. Citizens. The new rule would track and store social media account information and other highly sensitive data as part of individuals’ immigration files. The new policy will allow DHS to collect and track individual’s social media accounts handles – i…

CAIR-LA Receives Social Justice Award from Democratic Party of O.C.

On Saturday, September 23rd, the Democratic Party of Orange County hosted their annual Harry S. Truman Dinner and presented the Social Justice Award to the Council on American-Islamic Relations, Greater Los Angeles Area office (CAIR-LA). The award recognized CAIR’s work in defending the rights of all people against bigotry, Islamophobia and other forms of discrimination.  

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 Affai…

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