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Community Groups Celebrate the Signing of San Francisco Anti-Registry Ordinance Into Law

Today, San Francisco Mayor Ed Lee hosted a ceremony to celebrate the signing of the San Francisco Anti-Registry (“Non-Cooperation with Identity- Based Registry”) Ordinance into law. Dozens of community members attended the ceremony in support of the ordinance that will stop San Francisco from “using resources to create, implement, provide investigation or information for, enforce, or otherwise assist or support any government program requiring the registration of individuals on the ba…

BREAKING: CAIR Welcomes Hawaii Judge’s Order Blocking Trump’s ‘Muslim Ban 2.0’ Nationwide

The Council on American-Islamic Relations (CAIR), the nation’s largest Muslim civil rights and advocacy organization, tonight welcomed an order issued by a federal judge in Hawaii blocking President Trump’s new “Muslim Ban 2.0” executive order.. That presidential executive order, issued March 6, preserved major components of the original Muslim ban, including halting new visas and green cards for people from six majority-Muslim countries — Iran, Libya, Somalia, Sudan, Syria and Yeme…

Oakland Privacy Commission Unanimously Endorses New Law Protecting Against FBI Overreach

Oakland Police Department Conveys Its Strong Support Yesterday evening, Oakland took the first step towards enacting a powerful law that would require the Oakland police to follow state and local law when working with the FBI. On March 9th, the Oakland Privacy Advisory Commission unanimously endorsed the Civil Rights Ordinance, a simple yet powerful law that, if enacted, would ensure that Oakland Police Department (“OPD”) officers assigned to the FBI’s Joint Terrorism Task Force (“…

Community Advisory: What You Should Know about Muslim Ban 2.0

March 6, 2017 Dear Community Members and Friends, A new Muslim Ban Executive Order (“Muslim Ban 2.0″) was signed this morning. We are reviewing it to see how exactly it will be rolled out but some general information based on what we know now is included below. Please note that this information is subject to change based on the various legal challenges that may be advanced in court: Timing The Muslim Ban 2.0 will not go into effect until March 16, 2017. The older order, signed o…

CAIR-SFBA Joins Community Groups in Applauding Passage of San Francisco Anti-Registry Ordinance

The San Francisco Bay Area office of the Council on American-Islamic Relations (CAIR-SFBA) today joined Asian Americans Advancing Justice – Asian Law Caucus, Arab Resource & Organizing Center (AROC), the National Lawyers Guild -Francisco Bay Area (NLG SF), the ACLU of Northern California, and the Alliance of South Asians Taking Action (ASATA) in applauding the San Francisco Board of Supervisors’ decision to pass an ordinance against any potential Muslim registry based on religion or country of…

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