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CAIR Action Alert: Call White House Today - Protect DACA - Support Dreamers

(WASHINGTON, D.C., 8/25/16) – Amid reports that President Trump is leaning toward fulfilling his campaign pledge to discontinue the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) program -- the Obama-era federal administrative relief from deportation policy that protects the rights of undocumented young people brought to the U.S. as children -- the Council on American-Islamic Relations (CAIR) is urging all Americans to call the White House and demand that the president uphold immigration protections for the 800,000 young people who call the United States home.

Trump’s consideration to discontinue DACA is in part a response to the September 5 deadline that 10 anti-DACA state attorneys general gave the president to terminate the program.

SEE: Trump leaning toward ending DACA program for undocumented immigrants brought to US as children: Sources

Act Now! Call the White House Comment Line: 202-456-1111

Sample Message:

“Mr. President, do the right thing and support the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) program.

“I stand with the 800,000 undocumented young people brought to the U.S. as children who call the United States home.

“These young people should be able to work and study and be protected from deportation while Congress debates broader legislation to fix our broken immigration system.

“Thank you.”

On Monday, August 28, CAIR will join the New York Immigration Coalition, and other civil liberties and immigrant rights activists in front of the White House to demand justice for Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) and Temporary Protection Status (TPS) recipients. Rally participants will also call on President Trump to rescind his discriminatory and unconstitutional “Muslim ban” in the lead up to the October 10 Supreme Court hearing on that issue.

CAIR ACTION ALERT: CAIR Urges Support for August 28 White House Vigil to Defend DACA, Save TPS, Reject the 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 National Communications Director Ibrahim Hooper, 202-744-7726, This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

 

CAIR Action Alert: Urge Your State Legislature to Introduce Resolution Seeking Removal of Confederate Symbols

(WASHINGTON, D.C., 8/24/17) -- The Council on American-Islamic Relations (CAIR), the nation’s largest Muslim civil rights and advocacy organization, is urging Americans of all faiths and backgrounds to contact their state legislatures to request the introduction of CAIR's template resolution calling for the removal of all Confederate symbols.

This call to action is in response to the deadly terrorist attack on anti-racist protests that occurred in Charlottesville, Va. CAIR is urging the removal of all government monuments and symbols that celebrate the Confederacy. USE: #RemoveConfederateMemorials

TAKE ACTION - CONTACT YOUR STATE OFFICALS TODAY

CAIR had condemned the attack in Charlottesville and decried President Trump’s “failure of moral leadership” for not immediately joining in near-universal condemnation -- by name -- of the white supremacists, neo-Nazis, the KKK, and other racists groups participating in the hate rally.

The "Unite the Right" rally in Charlottesville was designed to challenge the removal of a statue of Confederate General Robert E. Lee from a city park.

“A fitting response to the deadly terror attack on anti-racists protesters in Charlottesville would be for officials in states and cities nationwide to immediately announce that every street, every school, every flag, and every public memorial honoring those who took up arms in defense of white supremacy and slavery will be removed or have its name changed to instead honor those who fought for civil rights,” said CAIR National Executive Director Nihad Awad in an August 14 statement. “Removal of these memorials would be a small step forward in turning the page on the darkest period in our nation’s history.”

SEE: CAIR Says Removal of Confederate Memorials Nationwide a ‘Fitting Response’ to Terror Attack on Va. Anti-Racist Rally

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 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: CAIR Urges Support for August 28 White House Vigil to Defend DACA, Save TPS, Reject the Muslim Ban

(WASHINGTON, D.C., 8/24/18) -- On Monday, August 28, the Council on American-Islamic Relations (CAIR) will join the New York Immigration Coalition, and other civil liberties and immigrant rights activists in front of the White House to demand justice for Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) and Temporary Protection Status (TPS) recipients. Rally participants will also call on President Trump to rescind his discriminatory and unconstitutional “Muslim ban” in the lead up to the October 10 Supreme Court hearing on that issue.

RSVP Facebook Event Page: NYIC White House Vigil

Since August 15, immigrant and community leaders organized by National Korean American Service & Education Consortium (NAKASEC) and the Franciscan Action Network have been holding signs in front of the White House, 24-hours-a-day, to demand that President Trump protect the DACA and TPS programs. In total, the picketing effort will last 22 days, culminating on September 5, the deadline 10 anti-DACA state attorneys general gave President Trump to terminate the program.

SEE: Texas AG, Others Demand Trump Stop New DACA Permits, End Renewals

Event Schedule:

11 a.m. - 5 p.m. - Stand witness in front of White House, interact with those passing by, including sharing information about DACA, TPS and the “Muslim ban.” Provide the opportunity for individuals to take action and to call DHS or the White House.

5:30 - 7:00 p.m. - Daily Prayer and Rally

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 National Communications Director Ibrahim Hooper, 202-744-7726, This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

 

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