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Civil Rights Groups Condemn Trump’s Anticipated New Muslim Ban

Trump Administration Attempts to Sanitize an Unconstitutional & Discriminatory Policy Today, the Trump Administration announced it would revamp its discriminatory Muslim and refugee ban to possibly include more targeted, tougher restrictions that would affect a larger number of countries before the current 90-day ban ends on Sunday. If this occurs, it would be a failed attempt by the Trump Administration to sanitize a discriminatory policy before it is reviewed by the Supreme Court…

Muslim Community Organizations File Amicus Brief Opposing ‘Muslim Ban 2.0’ in Supreme Court

Today, a group of organizations serving the Muslim community filed an amicus brief with the U.S. Supreme Court in the case of Trump v. IRAP which argues that the Trump Administration’s Muslim Ban is discriminatory, has stoked fears in the Muslim community and contributes to a climate of distrust towards American Muslims. The Council on American-Islamic Relations – California (CAIR-CA) is joined in the brief by the Muslim Justice League and the Muslim Public Affairs Council.

CAIR-CA Welcomes State Assembly Passage of SB 54 & SB 31

The State Assembly passed the California Values Act (SB 54) and the California Religious Freedom Act (SB 31), marking a momentous victory for immigrant rights organizations. SB 54, introduced by Senate Pro Tem Kevin de León, will protect the safety and well-being of all Californians by ensuring that our state and local resources are not used to fuel mass deportations and ensuring that state services are accessible to all Californians. SB 31, introduced by Senator Ricardo Lara would pro…

CAIR, Asian Americans Advancing Justice and NILC Issue Statement Expressing Disappointment with SCOTUS Muslim Ban Stay

Today, the Supreme Court announced that it would grant a stay of the United States Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit decision to allow refugees with formal ties to resettlement agencies to come to the country. In opposition of the stay, Zahra Billoo, CAIR Representative, Elica Vafaie, a staff attorney at Advancing Justice-Asian Law Caucus, and Justin Cox, Staff Attorney to the Nationa…

CAIR Welcomes Appeals Court Rejection of Family, Refugee Limits in Trump’s ‘Muslim Ban’

The Council on American-Islamic Relations (CAIR), the nation’s largest Muslim civil rights and advocacy organization, today welcomed a federal appeals court ruling that the Trump administration cannot ban grandparents and other family members of citizens and legal residents as well as certain refugees from six Muslim-majority nations from coming to the United States. Today’s decision by the U.S. 9th Circuit Court of Appeals upholds a July ruling that significantly decreased the number of peop…

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