Civil Rights

CAIR Calls Trump’s Scaled-Back ‘Muslim Ban 2.0’ a ‘Partial Victory,’ Will Continue to Challenge Unconstitutional Order

(SACRAMENTO, CA 3/6/2017) – The Council on American-Islamic Relations (CAIR), the nation's largest Muslim civil rights and advocacy organization, today held a news conference at its Capitol Hill headquarters in Washington, D.C., to respond to the signing of President Trump's new "Muslim Ban 2.0" executive order. VIDEO: 

CAIR-Sacramento Holding Press Conference After Sentencing Hearing for the Convicted Murderer of Iraqi-American

(SACRAMENTO, CA, 2/23/17) The Sacramento Valley office of the Council on American-Islamic Relations (CAIR-SV), will be holding a press conference following the sentencing hearing for the murderer of Iraqi American Hassan Alawsi. Hassan Alawsi, a Muslim man of Iraqi herita…

“How Trump’s Immigration Directive Could Impact Sacramento”

SACRAMENTO — A new direction has been given from the Trump administration to the Department of Homeland Security and immigration officials on how to carry out the president's executive orders. The policy shift is already prompting concerns here in California. "What they are doing is calling for these agreements to deputize state and local law enforcement officers to carry out the tasks of an immigration officer,” said Carmen Iguina with the ACL…

CAIR-Sacramento Welcomes Arrest in Davis Islamic Center Hate Vandalism Case

(SACRAMENTO, CA, 2/14/17) – The Sacramento Valley chapter of the Council on American-Islamic Relations (CAIR-SV) today welcomed an arrest made in the Islamic Center of Davis hate vandalism case. Hate crime charges have been filed against Davis resident Lauren Kirk-Coehlo. SEE: 

CAIR Applauds Appeals Court’s Ruling Against Trump’s ‘Muslim Ban’ Executive Order

(Sacramento, CA 2/9/17) – The Council on American-Islamic Relations (CAIR), the nation's largest Muslim civil rights and advocacy organization, tonight welcomed a federal appeals court's decision to maintain the freeze on President Trump's controversial "Muslim ban" executive order, which barred entry into the United States by refugees and citizens from seven Muslim-majority nations. A three-judge panel of the U.S. Court of Appeals for the 9…

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