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This Morning’s Court Decision on #MuslimBan and What It Means

Court Summary On June 26, 2017, the Supreme Court partially changed the lower courts’ decisions on the Muslim Ban 2.0 cases. The Supreme Court did three main things: Full Case: The full case will be decided in the fall of 2017, but they have partially lifted the pause button on the Ban that lower courts put in place. 90 day travel restriction: A 90 day travel restriction on certain visa holders from Iran, Libya, Somalia, Sudan, Syria, and Yemen who do not have …

CAIR Says SCOTUS ‘Muslim Ban’ Decision Ignores Anti-Muslim Bigotry, Emboldens Islamophobes in Trump Administration

The Council on American-Islamic Relations (CAIR), the nation’s largest Muslim civil rights and advocacy organization, said today’s decision by the U.S. Supreme Court allowing a limited version of the Trump administration’s “Muslim ban” executive orders to take effect ignores the Islamophobic origins of the policy and emboldens Islamophobes in the Trump administration. The court said the ban on visitors from six Muslim-majority nations could be enforced as long as those individuals lack a “cr…

CAIR-SFBA, Community Groups Applaud Passage of SCC Anti-Registry and Anti-Internment Resolution

The San Francisco Bay Area chapter of the Council on American-Islamic Relations (CAIR-SFBA), Asian Americans Advancing Justice-Asian Law Caucus (AAAJ-ALC), Services, Immigrant Rights, and Education Network (SIREN) today applauded the Santa Clara County Board of Supervisors’ passage of the “Non-Cooperation with Identity-Based Registries and Internment Activities” resolution. This resolution will prevent County staff and resources from assisting in both

CAIR Sues Feds for Barring Utah Imam from Returning to U.S.

The Council on American-Islamic Relations (CAIR), the nation’s largest Muslim civil rights and advocacy organization, today announced that it filed an emergency lawsuit on behalf of a Utah imam (Muslim religious leader) who was prevented from boardin…

CAIR Welcomes 9th Circuit Ruling Upholding Freeze on Trump’s Revised ‘Muslim Ban’

The Council on American-Islamic Relations (CAIR), the nation’s largest Muslim civil rights and advocacy organization, today welcomed a unanimous ruling by the three-judge 9th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals upholding an earlier decision by a federal judge in Hawaii to block President Donald Trump’s revised “Muslim ban” executive order. Today’s ruling noted, “The President’s authority is subject to certain statutory and constitutional restraints,” but that Trump’s revised executive ord…

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