(MINNEAPOLIS, MN, 3/4/2013) -- The Minnesota chapter of the Council on American-Islamic Relations (CAIR-MN) today called on Catholic Charities of the Diocese of Saint Cloud and the Waite Park Police Department to reject a controversial law enforcement training the agencies are hosting at Waite Park City Offices on March 5.
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Action Alert: #687:
Action: Contact Senators to Urge Support for Immigration Reform
(WASHINGTON, D.C., 1/29/13) – CAIR today welcomed the announcement of a bipartisan plan in the Senate for comprehensive immigration reform and is asking all Americans who believe that immigration reform is long overdue to urge their senators to pass legislation by late spring or early summer.
[Update January 1: This bill is no longer active, so action is no longer needed. Thank you to all those who took action!]
CAIR Action Alert #686:
Action: Ask President Obama to Veto NDAA Over Guantanamo Restrictions
Updated December 26, 2012
(WASHINGTON, D.C., 12/10/12) -- CAIR is asking all Americans who value civil liberties to urge President Obama to veto the National Defense Authorization Act for Fiscal Year 2013 (NDAA), which restricts his authority to transfer or prosecute detainees held at Guantanamo or to close the facility.
Last week congress passed the NDAA. The bill now sits on president’s desk to be signed into law or vetoed.
While this annual $641 billion defense authorization act provides valuable funding for the armed forces, it also includes several unnecessary restrictions that limit the executive branch's authority to transfer detainees or prosecution them in federal criminal court.
Despite strong opposition from the nation’s leading civil rights organizations, including CAIR, the bill also does nothing to address the controversial threat of indefinite military detention of persons on U.S. soil as authorized by the previous year’s NDAA that was signed into law.