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ACTION ALERT: CAIR Welcomes Judge’s Nationwide Block of Trump’s ‘Muslim Ban,’ Urges ‘Immediate’ Rebooking of Flights

CAIR logo(WASHINGTON, D.C., 2/4/2017) - The Council on American-Islamic Relations (CAIR), the nation’s largest Muslim civil rights and advocacy organization, today welcomed the ruling by a federal judge in Seattle that orders a nationwide halt to enforcement of visa and refugee provisions of President Trump’s executive order barring citizens from seven Muslim-majority nations.

U.S. District Judge James Robart’s granted a request for a temporary restraining order “on a nationwide basis,” prohibiting federal employees from enforcing the so-called “Muslim ban” order.

SEE: Judge in Seattle Halts Trump’s Immigration Order Nationwide; White House Vows Fight

http://www.seattletimes.com/seattle-news/politics/federal-judge-in-seattle-halts-trumps-immigration-order/

U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP) says it is reinstating visas and told U.S. airlines they could board travelers who had previously been barred by the executive order.

SEE: Seattle Judge Blocks Trump Immigration Order; Government to Appeal

http://www.reuters.com/article/us-usa-trump-immigration-idUSKBN15I1CM

Airlines Told to Allow Previously Banned Travelers to US, After Judge's Order – Reports

https://www.theguardian.com/us-news/2017/feb/03/trump-travel-ban-temporarily-blocked-nationwide

Because the Trump administration is vowing to appeal the ruling, CAIR is urging travelers to consider immediately contacting relevant airlines to inquire about rebooking their flights, with the recognition that the situation remains fluid.

Video: CAIR Rep on MSNBC's 'All In with Chris Hayes' to Discuss Judge's Muslim Ban Ruling

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1psLpEDAVks

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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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