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Immigrant Rights Groups Rally For California Protection

Trump has indicated his immigration policy will be extreme. Among other things, Trump has called for a wall to be built along the Mexican border, the deportation of millions of undocumented immigrants, a ban on Muslims entering the country and a federal registry of Muslims living in the U.S. In the lobby of the Elihu M. Harris State Building in Oakland today, immigration rights activists gathered with signs saying, “CA united for immigrant justice!” and “Gov. Brown stop deportation machine!” …

San Jose residents to Muslims: you belong here

“After the election I’ve felt a strong need to stand up for all the members of our community, not just for the people that are exactly like me,” said Erica Rios of Palo Alto, who participated with her mother, Veronica Rios. “I’m here to do the right thing.” There have been more than 100 anti-Muslim attacks since Trump’s victory, according to the Council on American-Islamic Relations, and over 700 incidents targeting different minority groups have been documented by the Southern …

Police investigating hate-filled letter sent to South Bay Islamic center

Officers were dispatched to the Evergreen Islamic Center on Ruby Avenue at 7:10 p.m. Thursday on report of suspicious circumstances surrounding the letter. The San Jose Police Department’s assault unit, which investigates hate-motivated crimes, is conducting the follow up investigation. Police did not disclose any other details. The San Francisco Bay Area chapter of the Council on American-Islamic Relations (CAIR) called for an increase in police protection of mosques after what was cal…

San Francisco’s Japantown holds vigil against hate, concern about Muslim registry

People came together in San Francisco’s Japantown on Tuesday night to hold a vigil against hate. It comes after divisive rhetoric that was used during the presidential campaign and after multiple reports of hate crimes across the country. People gathered at Japantown’s Peace Plaza in solidarity, saying that asking Muslims to sign a registry is just the beginning of institutionalized segregation. Read full article

CAIR-CA Applauds Gov. Brown’s Signing of Bill Addressing Bullying, Harassment of Muslim and Sikh Students

The California office of the Council on American-Islamic Relations (CAIR-CA) today applauded Governor Jerry Brown for signing a historic bill, introduced by Assemblymember Das Williams (AB) 2845, which will protect vulnerable Muslim and Sikh students who are facing bullying in school. The bill will require the California Department of Education (CDE), as part of its compliance monitoring, to assess whether local educational agencies have provided information to staff on school site and commun…

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