Ask Senate to Drop Israel Visa Waiver Exemption Making U.S. Muslims 'Second-Class Citizens'

legislation-stock-image(WASHINGTON, D.C., 4/15/13) -- The nation's largest Muslim civil rights and advocacy organization today urged Americans who are concerned about equality under the law to contact their congressional representatives and ask them to drop a provision from the U.S.-Israel Strategic Partnership Act of 2013 that would make American Muslims and Arab-Americans "second class citizens" who could legally be subject to Israel's policy of ethnic and religious profiling.

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Tell Congress to Support Comprehensive Immigration Reform

Congress(WASHINGTON, D.C., 4/10/13) -- CAIR today joins the thousands of community, labor, immigration, and human rights activists rallying across the country and at the nation's capital to demand that Congress pass commonsense immigration reform. CAIR is asking all Americans who believe that comprehensive immigration reform is long overdue to urge their U.S. senators and representatives to pass legislation by late spring or early summer.

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Action: Contact Senators to Urge Support for Immigration Reform

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CAIR Action Contact SenatorsAction 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.

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Action: Ask President Obama to Veto NDAA Over Guantanamo Restrictions

[Update January 1: This bill is no longer active, so action is no longer needed.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

large 12-19-2012-1(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.

SEE: NDAA Indefinite Detention Bill Passes Senate After Rand Paul Calls It an 'Abomination'

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.

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