Civil Rights

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

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 Muslim students are bullied at twice the rate as the national average. The report, titled “Unshakable: The Bullying of Muslim Students and the Unwavering Movement to Eradicate It,” is based on findings from a statewide survey of more than 1,000 Muslim students …

Report Travel Issues

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 legal assistance with travel, please provide the details of your complaint/consultation request by filling out the form below and click submit when finished. If someone is currently being held or detained …

CAIR-California Releases Annual Civil Rights Report

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 annual civil rights report. CAIR California’s “Civil Rights Report 2017” summarizes and analyzes all civil rights and immigration complaints in 2016 reported to CAIR California’s offices in the Greater Los Angeles Area (CAIR-LA), the Sacramento Valley (CAIR-SV), San Dieg…

From the Civil Rights Desk

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 year and half of campaigning on a complete and total shut down of Muslims entering the U.S. As president, at the end of January he signed an executive order aimed at fulfilling at least part of that goal, officially putting anti-Muslim bigotry into policy. Thus, the months of January and February began at the backdrop of t…

Traveling for the Holidays?

Know Your Rights at the Border & at Airports When planning your holiday travel, or any other travel, be sure to check all DHS – TSA regulations and rules on the TSA website as well as the CBP regulations on the CBP website. Please keep the following in mind if you plan to bring back any gift items or souvenirs: Check in any Zam Zam water bottles that you want to bring back. Airlines will NOT allow you to carry liquids in large quantities on the plane, so be sure to…

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