In 2019, CAIR-CA’s legal staff conducted 2,068 legal intakes with impacted individuals, families, and community members. Our legal staff also engaged in grassroots organizing, political advocacy, and direct legal services to redress civil rights violations. We filed and won lawsuits against employers, law enforcement, and government agencies for impinging on the civil rights of Muslim Americans because of their religious beliefs and ethnicity. CAIR-CA’s robust immigration programs, in our Greater Los Angeles Area, San Francisco Bay Area, and Sacramento Valley/Central California offices, now allow for the provision of much needed immigration services on matters including but not limited to removal defense, naturalization, adjustment of status, family reunification, and asylum. We worked systematically to address harmful policies aimed at disenfranchising American Muslims through direct legal services, impact litigation, advocacy, and community education.
Type: Civil Rights Report