CAIR Testimony and Other Documents

Below are selected documents from CAIR's governement affairs department that fall into these categories:

 

Recent CAIR Testimony to Congress

Drone Wars: The Constitutional and Counterterrorism Implications of Targeted Killing (May 2013)

Written Statement of the Council on American-Islamic Relations submitted to the Senate Committee on the Judiciary, Subcommittee on the Constitution, Civil Rights and Human Rights (Read in full)

CAIR King Hearing Testimony (3-10-2011)

CAIR written statement submitted to the House Committee on Homeland Security on the limited threat of radicalization within the American Muslim community and that community's response. (Read in full)

CAIR Durbin Hearing Testimony (3-29-2011)

CAIR Written Statement submitted to the Senate Committee on the Judiciary, Subcommittee on the Constitution, Civil Rights, Human Rights, and the Law on protecting the civil rights of American Muslims. (Read in full)

CAIR Letter to H. Subcom on Immigration Policy Enforcement (11-29-2011)

CAIR letter submitted to the U.S. House Committee on the Judiciary Subcommittee on Immigration Policy and Enforcement regarding its hearing on the Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) Secure Communities Program. (Read in full)

CAIR Written Statement - Hearing on Ending Racial Profiling in America - Senate Judiciary Committee (4-17-2012)

CAIR written statement submitted to the U.S. Senate Committee on the Judiciary Subcommittee on the Constitution, Civil Rights and Human Rights on "Ending Racial Profiling in America." (Read in full)

 

Press Releases

CAIR Reps Visit 113 Congressional Offices 3-8-12

On March 5-6, more than 20 chapters of CAIR met with elected officials and staff at 113 congressional offices for the Washington-based Muslim civil rights organization's 6th annual Capitol Hill Advocacy Days. CAIR chapter representatives met with officials at 66 Democratic, one Independent and 46 Republican offices. During the meetings, CAIR representatives asked that Congress re-examine the National Defense Authorization Act of 2012 and sought support for legislation that repeals the law's indefinite detention provisions and reaffirms the due process rights of all people. (Read in full)

 

Coalition Letters

Coalition Letter to the DOJ - Special Litigation Section - Civil Rights Division 9-2-2011

Coalition letter addressed to the U.S. Department of Justice Special Litigation Section - Civil Rights Division requesting an investigation into the New York City Police Department (NYPD), CIA backed covert surveillance of the New York Muslim Community and its related civil rights abuses. (Read in full)

Coalition Letter to the U.S. Marshals Service 9-2-2011

Coalition letter addressed to the U.S. Marshals Service requesting an investigation into the New York City Police Department (NYPD), CIA backed covert surveillance of the New York Muslim Community using offices deputized as federal marshals. (Read in full)

Coalition Letter to the U.S. Senate Select Committee on Intelligence 9-2-2011

Coalition letter addressed to the U.S. Senate Select Committee requesting an congressional investigation and hearing into the New York City Police Department (NYPD), CIA backed covert surveillance of the New York Muslim Community. (Read in full)

Coalition Letter to Feinstein re Intel Auth Act 2011 re Wolf Amendment 9-26-2011

Coalition letter addressed to Senator Dianne Feinstein, Chairman, U.S. Senate Select Committee on Intelligence urging the removal of the proposed Counterterrorism Competitive Analysis Commission as part of the Intelligence Authorization Act of 2012 from the final version of the bill. Coalition members believe that this section threatens to divert the intelligence community's focus away from proven indicators of criminal activity and the prevention of actual violent acts. (Read in full)

Coalition Letter re Meeting Request to DHS CRCL re See Something Say Something - 10-00-2011

Coalition letter addressed to the Department of Homeland Security Office for Civil Rights and Civil Liberties expressing deep concern about how suspicious activity reporting programs, such as the DHS See Something, Say Something program lead to racial and religious profiling and impact Arab, Middle Eastern, Muslim, Sikh, and South Asian communities. (Read in full)

Coalition Letter to Senate re Request for Hearing on FBI DIOG 10-05-2011

Coalition letter addressed to members of the Senate Judiciary Committee expressing concern that Congress appears poised to allow the Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI) to expand its power to collect intelligence information about the activities of law-abiding Americans without meaningful congressional oversight or input from other stakeholders. The expanded powers are enshrined in proposed changes to the FBI's Domestic Investigations and Operations Guide (DIOG). (Read in full)

Coalition Letter to DHS on Racial Profiling Audit-12-01-11

Coalition letter addressed to the Department of Homeland Security calling upon DHS to promptly undertake a comprehensive publicly-reported audit of the civil rights impact of Transportation Security Administration (TSA) airport screening policies on racial and religious minorities. (Read in full)

Coalition Letter re ERPA Senate Endorsement 12-13-2011

Coalition letter addressed to members of the U.S. House urging the cosponsorship of the End Racial Profiling Act of 2011 (ERPA). Passage of this bill is needed to put an end to racial profiling by law enforcement officials and to ensure that individuals are not prejudicially stopped, investigated, arrested, or detained based on their race, ethnicity, national origin, or religion. Policies primarily designed to impact certain groups are ineffective and often result in the destruction of civil liberties for everyone. (Read in full)

Coalition Letter to John McCain Regarding Cybersecurity Bill 3-13-12

Coalition letter addressed to Senator John McCain, Chairman and Ranking Member of the Senate Armed Services Committee expressing concerns with provisions of S. 2151, Strengthening and Enhancing Cybersecurity by Using Research, Education, Information, and Technology Act (SECURE IT), that create unnecessary, overbroad and unwise exemptions to the Freedom of Information Act (FOIA). (Read in full)

Coalition Letter to AG Holder Regarding NYPD 3-22-12

Coalition letter addressed to Attorney General Holder urging the Department of Justice to commence a prompt investigation into NYPD surveillance of Muslims in New York, New Jersey, Pennsylvania, and Connecticut, including determining whether potentially unlawful surveillance continues. (Read in full)

Rep Mary Bono Mack Regarding Cyber Security Bill 4-2-12

Coalition letter addressed Representative Mary Bono Mack, Chairman of the Subcommittee on Commerce, Manufacturing and Trade - House Energy and Commerce Committee expressing concerns with provisions of HR 4263, Strengthening and Enhancing Cybersecurity by Using Research, Education, Information, and Technology Act (SECURE IT), that create unnecessary, overbroad and unwise exemptions to the Freedom of Information Act (FOIA). (Read in full)

Coalition Letter - House ERPA (4-16-12)

Coalition letter addressed to members of the U.S. House urging the cosponsorship of the End Racial Profiling Act of 2011 (ERPA). Passage of this bill is needed to put an end to racial profiling by law enforcement officials and to ensure that individuals are not prejudicially stopped, investigated, arrested, or detained based on their race, ethnicity, national origin, or religion. Policies primarily designed to impact certain groups are ineffective and often result in the destruction of civil liberties for everyone. (Read in full)

Coalition Letter - Senate ERPA (4-16-12)

Coalition letter addressed to members of the U.S. Senate urging the cosponsorship of the End Racial Profiling Act of 2011 (ERPA). Passage of this bill is needed to put an end to racial profiling by law enforcement officials and to ensure that individuals are not prejudicially stopped, investigated, arrested, or detained based on their race, ethnicity, national origin, or religion. Policies primarily designed to impact certain groups are ineffective and often result in the destruction of civil liberties for everyone. (Read in full)

Coalition Letter - NDAA 2012 - Amash-Smith Amendment (5-14-12)

Coalition letter addressed to members of the U.S. House urging that they vote "YES" on an amendment that Congressmen Adam Smith (D-WA) and Justin Amash (R-MI) offered during the House floor consideration of the National Defense Authorization Act for Fiscal Year 2013 ("NDAA"). The amendment will help protect American values and will be an important step towards restoring the rule of law to our nation's detention policies. (Read in full)

Coalition Letter - S 2151 Oppose Letter (5-14-12)

Coalition letter addressed to members of the U.S. Senate expressing concern with government openness and accountability and stating opposition to S. 2105, the Cybersecurity Act of 2012, if it includes Title 7. The letter also oppose S. 2151, Strengthening and Enhancing Cybersecurity by Using Research, Education, Information, and Technology Act (SECURE IT). Both Section 704(d) of S. 2105 and S. 2151 create unnecessary, overbroad and unwise exemptions to the Freedom of Information Act (FOIA). (Read in full)

 

Letters by CAIR

CAIR Letter to Senate Judiciary Committee (10-26-2011)

CAIR letter addressed to members of the U.S. Senate Committee on the Judiciary requesting that the committee provide the legislative oversight needed to shed light on legally questionable intelligence gathering activities of the New York City Police Department's surveillance program targeting Muslims across state lines and to assure that such activities are in conformity with the U.S. Constitution and laws of the United States. (Read in full)

 

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