(SACRAMENTO, CA, 01/30/17) –  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 announce the filing of a federal lawsuit on behalf of more than 20 named and "john doe" individuals challenging the constitutionality of President's Trump's recent "Muslim ban" executive order.

The lawsuit, filed in the U.S. District Court – Eastern District of Virginia, states that the 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.

TEXT: CAIR'S Lawsuit

VIDEO: CNN Goes Live to CAIR 'Muslim Ban' Lawsuit News Conference

CAIR-SV urges community members to report any bias incidents to police and to our office at 916.441.6269 or by filing a report online.

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.

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CONTACT: Communications & Outreach Coordinator, Muhammad Saifullah, 916.678.0752, msaifullah@cair.com. Legislative & Government Affairs Coordinator, Yannina Casillas, 951.259.5105, ycasillas@cair.com