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Community Advisory: CAIR Welcomes TPS Extension, Renewed Designation for Yemen

Muslim Group Notes TPS for Somalia, Sudan and Syria Remains in Effect  (WASHINGTON, D.C., 7/7/21) – The Council on American-Islamic Relations (CAIR), the nation’s largest Muslim civil rights and advocacy organization, today welcomed the Department of Homeland Security’s announced extension and renewed designation of Yemen for Temporary Protected Status (TPS) for 18 months.   Read: DHS: ICE: Resource: Temporary Protected Status Designated Country: Yemen  This extension and renewed designation will protect the 2,200 Yemenis residing in the United States and be in effect from September 4, 2021, through March 3, 2023. Instructions for applying for TPS will be included in the upcoming Federal Register notice on TPS Yemen.   “CAIR

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CAIR Community Advisory: Syria and Yemen TPS Registration May Deadline Fast Approaching, Sudan and Somalia TPS Remains in Effect

(WASHINGTON, D.C., 4/23/20) – The Council on American Islamic-Relations (CAIR), the nation’s largest Muslim civil rights and advocacy organization, is urging all Syrians and Yemenis in the United States who already have Temporary Protected Status (TPS) to re-register before their respective registration periods end in May. The TPS re-registration period for Yemenis ends May 1, 2021. Click here for more information. https://www.uscis.gov/humanitarian/temporary-protected-status/yemen/temporary-protected-status-designated-country-yemen The TPS re-registration period for Syrians ends May 18, 2021.Click here for more information. TPS for Yemenis has been extended until September 3, 2021, and TPS for Syrians has been extended until September 30, 2021. The registration period for

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CAIR Welcomes President Biden’s End of U.S. Military Support for Saudi Military Campaign in Yemen

(WASHINGTON, D.C., 2/4/21) – The Council on American-Islamic Relations (CAIR), the nation’s largest Muslim civil rights and advocacy organization, today welcomed President Biden’s announcement that the U.S. will no longer support “offensive” operations in Saudi Arabia’s disastrous military campaign in Yemen.   Breaking: Biden Administration Ends U.S. Support of Saudi-Led Offensive in Yemen  https://www.npr.org/2021/02/04/964070756/biden-administration-ends-u-s-support-of-saudi-led-offensive-in-yemen Last week, CAIR called on the Biden Administration to fully end all military and political support for Saudi Arabia’s war in Yemen. That call came in response to President Biden’s decision to pause and review the previous administration’s multi-billion-dollar arms sale to the United Arab Emirates (UAE).   CAIR continues to urge the Biden-Harris administration to

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CAIR-SFBA, Asian Law Caucus, Secure Justice, and the Yemeni Alliance Committee to Offer Comment Before Oakland Vote on FBI Terrorism Task Force Participation

(SANTA CLARA, CA, 10/20/2020) – Later today, representatives from Asian Americans Advancing Justice-Asian Law Caucus (Asian Law Caucus), the Council on American-Islamic Relations, San Francisco Bay Area office (CAIR-SFBA), Secure Justice, and the Yemeni Alliance Committee will offer public comment before the Oakland City Council votes on whether to end ties with the FBI’s Joint Terrorism Task Force (JTTF).   Since 2007, OPD officers participating in the JTTF have had the same powers as FBI agents, allowing them to surveil and harass community members without cause, and entrap people with mental health, identity, and family issues into terror plots. Immigration and Customs Enforcement

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CAIR-NY Files Lawsuit Against USCIS Over Yemeni Family’s Reunification Visa Delay

(NEW YORK, N.Y., 8/26/2020) – The New York chapter of the Council on American-Islamic Relations (CAIR-NY), the nation’s largest Muslim civil rights and advocacy organization, today announced the filing of a federal lawsuit against U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) for unreasonably delaying the adjudication of an immigrant visa application for a Yemeni national seeking to be reunited with her husband in the United States.  SEE: CAIR-NY Lawsuit The plaintiff, Sfuaun Ali Nasir, is an U.S. citizen. Nasir married his wife, a Yemeni national, in June 2014 in Yemen. In 2017, Nasir submitted an immigrant visa application to bring his wife to the United States.  

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CAIR to Host Live Program to Discuss Bringing Home the Thousands of Americans Stranded in Yemen

(WASHINGTON, DC., 8/13/20) – Today, the Council on American-Islamic Relations (CAIR), the nation’s largest Muslim civil rights and advocacy organization, will host a live program at 5 p.m. (ET) on Facebook and YouTube titled “Bring Them Home: Help Bring Home the Thousands of Americans Stranded in Yemen”. Facebook Event: https://www.facebook.com/events/635941317328319 Facebook Live GO TO: https://www.facebook.com/CAIRNational YouTube Live GO TO: https://www.youtube.com/CAIRtv Join CAIR and coalition partners live on Thursday August 13 at 5 p.m. (ET) to discuss how thousands of Americans have been stranded in Yemen since the beginning of the COVID-19 pandemic. Join this Facebook Live event to learn more about how you can help bring these Americans

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Ten-year-old Yemeni Girl Stranded in Egypt to be Reunited with Family in San Francisco

(SANTA CLARA, CA, 8/13/2020) –Today at 8:30pm, Raghad Saleh, a 10-year-old Yemeni girl, will arrive at San Francisco International Airport (SFO) after being stranded in Egypt for over a month without her family due to Trump’s various travel bans, including the Muslim Ban and COVID related visa services suspension.  The family had been trying to leave their home country of Yemen, because of the ongoing war, and were waiting in Egypt until AboBakr Saleh, their father, was settled in San Francisco. The family’s visas were issued in March with the exception of Raghad’s. The U.S. Embassy in Cairo told the family the mix-up would be fixed, but by then, Trump issued a suspension of visa services and later banned the issuance of immigrant visas to the United States.   Raghad’s mothers and siblings’ visas were set to expire on in early

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CAIR: Bring Them Home Coalition Calls on State Department to Ensure Repatriation of 2,000 Americans Stranded in Yemen

(WASHINGTON, D.C., 8/12/2020) – Today the Bring Them Home Coalition sent a letter to Secretary of State Mike Pompeo expressing deep concern that the United States has not taken all feasible steps necessary to ensure the repatriation of more than 2,000 Americans stranded in Yemen due to the outbreak of COVID-19, including more than 100 persons carrying travel documents that have expired.    READ THE LETTER: https://www.cair.com/wp-content/uploads/2020/08/BringThemHome.pdf  The Bring Them Home Coalition also offered the Department of State several recommendations to guarantee the safe return of these stranded Americans.   Click Here to Read the Bring Them Home Coalition Letter to Secretary of State

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CAIR and Coalition Partners to Host Live Program ‘Bring Them Home: Stranded in Yemen’

(WASHINGTON, DC., 8/04/20) – Today, the Council on American-Islamic Relations (CAIR), the nation’s largest Muslim civil rights and advocacy organization, along with coalition partners will host a live program at 5 p.m. (ET) on Facebook and YouTube titled “Bring Them Home: Stranded in Yemen.” Facebook Live GO TO: https://www.facebook.com/CAIRNational YouTube Live GO TO: https://www.youtube.com/CAIRtv The program “Bring Them Home: Stranded in Yemen” invites viewers to learn about Americans stranded in Yemen, what to do if they know someone stranded in Yemen, and how they can help. This event will be in both English and Arabic.  Speakers include Mohamed Taleb from Asian Americans Advancing Justice Asian Law Caucus, Jehan

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CAIR ACTION ALERT: Urge the U.S. Government to Bring Home Americans Stranded in Yemen

(WASHINGTON, D.C., 7/8/20) – The Council on American-Islamic Relations (CAIR), the nation’s largest Muslim civil rights and advocacy organization, is urging all Americans to contact Secretary of State Mike Pompeo and their members of Congress to urge the U.S. Government to bring home the more than 1,000 American citizens and LPRs (Legal Permanent Residents) who have been stranded in Yemen due to the COVID-19 global health crisis and the cancellation of flights. CAIR’s click-and-send action alert is directing Americans to urge the U.S. State Department to: 1) Help facilitate or charter new flights out of Yemen for all Yemeni-Americans and LPRs stranded, and

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