CAIR-CA Joins Interfaith Push for Immigrant Rights


CAIR-CA, INTERFAITH GROUPS HOLD PRESS CONFERENCE FOR IMMIGRANT RIGHTS

(SACRAMENTO, CA, 9/29/2006) The Sacramento Valley office of the Council on American-Islamic Relations (CAIR-SV) recently participated in an Interfaith Prayer Service & Rally at the California State Capitol.

The interfaith groups called on Governor Schwarzenegger to support fair Immigrant legislation in California.

CAIR-SV Executive Director Basim Elkarra and Auxiliary Bishop of Sacramento Richard Garcia led the rally with prayers.

"As American Muslims we must do our utmost to help ensure that the immigration debate is free of bigotry and xenophobia," said Elkarra. "California laws should respect immigrants with legislation that fair and comprehensive."

The rally was sponsored by: California Interfaith Council, California Council of Churches, California Catholic Conference, Interfaith Service Bureau, Lutheran Office of Public Policy - California, PICO California, Council on American-Islamic Relations-California, and the Interfaith Coalition for Immigrant Rights.

Contact: CAIR-Sacramento Valley Executive Director Basim Elkarra, E-mail: sacval@cair.com, Tel: 916-441-6269

 


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