Government

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…

On Today’s DACA News

Dear community members and friends, We are reaching out as individuals from our Arab, Middle Eastern, Muslim and South Asian (AMEMSA) communities will be impacted by the recent decision to rescind the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) program which will roll out over the next six months. Our friends from South Asian Americans Leading Together (SAALT) noted today that approximately 5,500 i…

CAIR Condemns Trump’s Termination of #DACA Program as ‘Pandering to Anti-Immigrant Extremists’

The Council on American Islamic Relations (CAIR), the nation’s largest Muslim civil rights and advocacy organization, today condemned President Trump’s termination of the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) program as “pandering to the demands of anti-immigrant extremists.” DACA is the Obama-era federal administrative relief from deportation policy that protects the rights of some 800,000 undocumented young people, commonly referred to as “Dreamers,” brought to the United …

Muslim Community Efforts and Leadership Recognized by the city of Santa Clara

Yesterday, the City of Santa Clara presented the American Muslim community with a proclamation recognizing August as “Muslim Appreciation and Awareness Month”. The designation was initially made by the California State Assembly resolution HR 43 sponsored by Assemblymembers Bill Quirk, Kansen Chu, and Ash Kalra with 54 coauthors. “With such a strong presence of Muslim-Americans in Santa Clara, the City was honored to recognize August as Muslim Awareness and Appreciation Month,” said …

CAIR-SFBA to Join City of Oakland in Recognizing ‘Muslim Appreciation and Awareness Month’

Later today, the San Francisco Bay Area office of the Council on American Islamic Relations (CAIR-SFBA) will join the City of Oakland to present the American Muslim community with a proclamation recognizing “Muslim Appreciation and Awareness Month.” Oakland Mayor Libby Schaaf will be presenting the proclamation at Lighthouse Mosque after Friday congregational prayers. WHAT: Oakland Mayor Libby Schaaf Presents Proclamation to Recognize August 2017 as “Muslim Appreciation and Awareness Mon…

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