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CAIR Action Alert: Tell Congress to Immediately Rescind the Muslim Ban -- #NoMuslimBanEver

(WASHINGTON, D.C., 9/28/17) -- The Council on American-Islamic Relations (CAIR), the nation’s largest Muslim civil rights and advocacy organization, today joined 12 other national civil rights and advocacy organizations in calling on all Americans to urge Congress to immediately rescind President Trump’s Muslim ban.

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The Trump administration has once again rolled out a new version of its Muslim ban, although this time it has no end date. 

The American people rejected Trump’s bans and rallied at airports across the country in January. Several court decisions have struck down Trump’s un-Constitutional and un-American attempts to turn the President’s campaign promise of “a total and complete shutdown of all Muslims entering the United States” into policy.

Yet, the Trump administration will not halt its discriminatory pursuit. Now, we have to take action to ensure that Congress stops shirking its responsibility and steps up to end Trump’s ban once and for all.

On Oct. 18th, the day the new ban goes into effect, 13 national organizations from across the country – American-Arab Anti-Discrimination Committee, American Civil Liberties Union, Amnesty International USA, Arab American Institute, Asian Americans Advancing Justice, Council on American-Islamic Relations, Iranian American Bar Association, Muslim Advocates, Muslim Public Affairs Council, National Immigration Law Center, National Iranian American Council for Action, Public Affairs Alliance of Iranian Americans and South Asian Americans Leading Together – will be gathering in Washington, D.C. to deliver a joint Change.org petition calling on Congress to halt the ban once and for all. 

Be a part of this vital effort – sign the joint petition from these national organizations today in order to stop Trump's Muslim ban.

CAIR is America's largest Muslim civil liberties and advocacy organization. Its mission is to enhance the understanding of Islam, encourage dialogue, protect civil liberties, empower American Muslims, and build coalitions that promote justice and mutual understanding.

La misión de CAIR es mejorar la comprensión del Islam, fomentar el diálogo, proteger las libertades civiles, capacitar a los musulmanes estadounidenses, y construir coaliciones que promuevan la justicia y la comprensión mutua.   

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CONTACT: CAIR Government Affairs Director Robert McCaw, 202-742-6448, This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

 

CAIR Action Alert: One Week Left to Speak Up Against Trump’s ‘Back Door Muslim Ban’

(WASHINGTON, D.C., 9/26/17) – The deadline to submit public comments rejecting the Trump administration’s proposal to make its anti-Muslim, anti-Arab, anti-Iranian, and anti-immigrant extreme visa vetting program permanent is Monday, October 2.

CAIR, Asian Americans Advancing Justice (Advancing Justice), and NIAC Action are urging a final week of public action and comments.

The deadline to comment on what many are calling a “Back Door Muslim Ban” is Monday, October 2nd at 8:59 p.m. PST (or 11:59 p.m. EST). The three groups have launched an online-portal to electronically submit public comment.

TAKE ACTION: SUBMIT YOUR COMMENTS TODAY – REJECT EXTREME VETTING

Background: Donald Trump’s illegal Muslim ban executive orders have been knocked down by the courts twice, but are currently stuck at the U.S. Supreme Court. But now he is trying another way to implement his discriminatory agenda in a way that tries to side-step the courts: new “extreme vetting” requirements in visa applications.

If approved, this policy would be devastating for our communities. It would let the Trump administration gather huge amounts of personal data about visa applicants, including their social media history for the past five years and their travel history for the past fifteen years. The Trump administration would then be able to use this vast amount of information to reject visas; if they wrongly reject someone’s visa application, it is very hard to fight that decision.

Collecting this social media information is particularly frightening. We have already seen cases where visas were denied because U.S. government officials misunderstood innocent social media posts. Collecting this information on such a vast scale is sure to lead to widespread rejection of visas for inappropriate reasons, and the language about who can be targeted for this information collection is so broad that it can encompass huge groups of people. Given this administration’s unchecked Islamophobia, this policy is sure to be used very heavily against the Muslim community and against people from countries targeted by his Muslim Bans.

The Trump Administration is once again trying to push a Muslim Ban, this time by calling it “extreme vetting.” We should not be fooled. Take action today to protect our communities from this back door ban.

CAIR is America’s largest Muslim civil liberties and advocacy organization. Its mission is to enhance the understanding of Islam, encourage dialogue, protect civil liberties, empower American Muslims, and build coalitions that promote justice and mutual understanding.

La misión de CAIR es mejorar la comprensión del Islam, fomentar el diálogo, proteger las libertades civiles, capacitar a los musulmanes estadounidenses, y construir coaliciones que promuevan la justicia y la comprensión mutua.           

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CONTACT: CAIR Director of Government Affairs Department Robert McCaw, 202-999-8292, This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.; CAIR National Communications Director Ibrahim Hooper, 202-744-7726, This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

 

Action Alert: Imam Suhaib Webb to Speak at CAIR’s 23rd Annual Banquet

Past events have been sold out, no tickets are sold at the door -- so register TODAY to reserve your place

(WASHINGTON, D.C., 9/22/17) – Nationally-known and respected Islamic scholar and community activist Imam Suhaib Webb will be a keynote speaker at CAIR’s 23rd annual banquet on Saturday, October 28, at the Crystal Gateway Marriott in Arlington, Va.

Registration for CAIR’s banquet is now available online. In past years, the banquet has sold out. No tickets will be sold at the door, so register TODAY to reserve your place.

With the theme “Living Our Faith: Defending Freedom,” CAIR's 23rd Annual Banquet will feature a number of other nationally-known speakers and awardees, including:

  • Abdul El-Sayed, 2018 Candidate for Governor of Michigan
  • Deedra Abboud, 2018 Candidate for the U.S. Senate, Arizona
  • Azhar Azeez, President of the Islamic Society of North America (ISNA)

Banquet attendees will also be entertained by comedian Jeremy McLellan and will meet the winners of CAIR’s annual awards.

TO REGISTER, GO TO: https://www.cair.com/banquet/

Individual tickets cost $65.

Reserve a Table(s) of 10:

Banquet tables for a family, business, mosque, or other group, can be reserved by calling 202-742-6454 or by emailing This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.. Space in the program book is available for advertisements to reach all banquet attendees. Email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. for a sponsorship form.

 

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