CAIR’s National headquarters and chapters nationwide, alongside other American Muslim and ally organizations, are working every day to respond to the unconstitutional Muslim Ban.
On January 30, 2017, CAIR filed one of the first challenges to the unconstitutional Muslim Ban, Sarsour v. Trump, just days after the Trump Administration issued its first Muslim Ban executive order. This was possibly the broadest challenge to the Muslim Ban and was launched within 3 days of the President’s signing of the order.
See press release: CAIR Files Federal Suit Challenging Constitutionality of Trump’s ‘Muslim Ban’ Executive Order
Read the text of CAIR’s full law suit: www.cair.com/images/press_releases/Complaint-1.30.2017FOR-FILING.pdf
Watch the video of the full news conference
Watch Video: CNN Goes Live to CAIR 'Muslim Ban' Lawsuit News Conference
In August, 2017, CAIR filed an amicus (‘friend of the court’) brief in the Ninth Circuit in support of the State of Hawaii’s legal challenge to Muslim Ban 2.0. Read CAIR’s Amicus Brief
In September, 2017, CAIR -with the Brennan Center for Justice at NYU School of Law and Profeta & Eisenstein-filed an amicus brief with U.S. Supreme Court on behalf of seven American Muslims.
CAIR also filed suit in October, 2017 in the U.S. District Court for the District of Maryland to challenge Muslim Ban 3.0. For a copy of the lawsuit, see: www.cair.com/images/Zakzok_v._Trump_5b10.6.20175d.pdf
That case, Zakzok v. Trump, which has been consolidated with two other legal challenges and is currently pending before the Fourth Circuit. See details: CAIR Files Federal Suit Challenging Constitutionality of Trump’s ‘Muslim Ban’ Executive Order
On October 18, 2017, CAIR joined a coalition of 14 other civil rights and advocacy organizations to deliver a joint petition with more than 100,000 signatures to members of Congress calling for legislation to immediately rescind the newest version of the Trump administration’s “Muslim Ban.” The coalition of organizations includes: ACCESS, ADC, ACLU, Amnesty International USA, Arab AAI, AAAJ, CAIR, IABA, Muslim Advocates, MPAC, NILC, NIAC Action, NNAAC, PAAIA, and SAALT.
In November, 2017, CAIR-California, along with the Muslim Justice League and Muslim Public Affairs Council, filed an amicus brief in the Ninth Circuit in support of Hawaii's challenge to Muslim Ban 3.0.
On December 22, 2017, the Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals’ unanimously decided against the Trump administration’s “Muslim Ban 3.0.” In ruling against the federal government, the court made it clear that the administration’s attempt to inject national origin discrimination into the US immigration system likely violates federal law. See: 9th Circuit Says Trump's Third Muslim Ban Is Illegal
CAIR is also part of the #NoMuslimBanEver campaign, a grassroots awareness and mobilization effort focused on the resistance against the Muslim Ban.
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