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Trump Administration Targeting Civil Rights Following the Manhattan Attacks

November 3, 2017

In the wake of the attack on the people of New York City this week, President Trump released a variety of xenophobic proposals aimed at hurting immigrant and Muslim communities....

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More Than Half of Muslim Students in California Experience Bullying, Discrimination

October 30, 2017

The California chapter of the Council on American-Islamic Relations (CAIR-CA) today published a new report documenting faith-based bullying and discrimination of Muslim students in California Schools. CAIR-CA’s report reveals that...

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We March. We Sue. We Fight. We Win.

October 26, 2017

Assalamu Alaikum. Insha’Allah this reaches you with a smile. On a regular basis, we hear from members of the Muslim community who are trapped at airports, facing questions and harassment,...

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Muslim & Civil Rights Groups Respond to Yet Another Attack on Muslim Refugees by the Trump Administration

October 25, 2017

Today, the Trump Administration announced it would continue to restrict refugees from 10 Muslim-majority nations by imposing new security measures put in place to discriminate against Muslims. While the Administration’s...

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Civil Rights

More Than Half of Muslim Students in California Experience Bullying, Discrimination

October 30, 2017

The California chapter of the Council on American-Islamic Relations (CAIR-CA) today published a new report documenting faith-based bullying and discrimination of Muslim students in California Schools. CAIR-CA’s report reveals that...

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Report Travel Issues

September 26, 2017

If you have questions about Muslim Ban 2.0, please review this advisory from CAIR San Francisco Bay Area and Advancing Justice-Asian Law Caucus. If you or someone you know is seeking...

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CAIR-California Releases Annual Civil Rights Report

August 29, 2017

Report show a 49 percent increase in reports of discriminatory treatment during travel The California chapter of the Council on American-Islamic Relations (CAIR California) today announced the release of its...

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From the Civil Rights Desk

March 29, 2017

The Civil Rights Department at CAIR-SFBA knew Donald Trump would have a tumultuous first week, but I don’t think anyone anticipated it would be to this level. After nearly a...

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Government

2017 CAIR California Legislative Session Update

October 20, 2017

Our Commitment to Protecting Civil Rights The California Chapter of the Council on American-Islamic Relations (CAIR-CA) is pleased to announce momentous victories for civil rights. This legislative session, CAIR-CA co-sponsored...

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Governor Brown Signs the California Religious Freedom Act (SB 31)

October 16, 2017

The California chapter of the Council on American-Islamic Relations (CAIR-CA) today applauded Governor Brown’s signing of the California Religious Freedom Act (SB 31), marking a “momentous victory” for civil rights...

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Governor Brown Signs the CA Values Act (SB 54) into Law Despite Pushback from the Trump Administration

October 6, 2017

The California chapter of the Council on American-Islamic Relations applauds Governor Brown’s signature for the California Values Act (SB 54). SB 54 was signed into law on Thursday, marking a...

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Faith and Civil Rights Groups Welcome Oakland’s Historic New Law Protecting Against FBI Abuses

October 4, 2017

Law Takes Immediate Effect Yesterday evening, Oakland reaffirmed its commitment to protecting its Arab, Middle Eastern, Muslim, and South Asian (AMEMSA) communities from the Trump administration’s abuses by unanimously enacting...

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In the News

Immigrant Rights Groups Rally For California Protection

December 19, 2016

Trump has indicated his immigration policy will be extreme. Among other things, Trump has called for a wall to be built along the Mexican border, the deportation of millions of...

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San Jose residents to Muslims: you belong here

December 2, 2016

“After the election I’ve felt a strong need to stand up for all the members of our community, not just for the people that are exactly like me,” said Erica...

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Police investigating hate-filled letter sent to South Bay Islamic center

November 25, 2016

Officers were dispatched to the Evergreen Islamic Center on Ruby Avenue at 7:10 p.m. Thursday on report of suspicious circumstances surrounding the letter. The San Jose Police Department’s assault unit,...

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San Francisco’s Japantown holds vigil against hate, concern about Muslim registry

November 22, 2016

People came together in San Francisco’s Japantown on Tuesday night to hold a vigil against hate. It comes after divisive rhetoric that was used during the presidential campaign and after...

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