American Muslim Voters And The 2016 Election

AMERICAN MUSLIM VOTERS AND THE 2016 ELECTION A Demographic Profile and Survey of Attitudes   Released: October 13, 2016 Conducted by Triton Polling & Research www.tritonpolling.com Report Author: Robert S. McCaw CAIR Director of Government Affairs Department Commissioned by Council on American-Islamic Relations (CAIR) 453 New Jersey Avenue, S.E. Washington, D.C. 20003 Tel 202.488.8787 Fax […]

Brief on Countering Violent Extremism (CVE)

Produced by the Council on American-Islamic Relations (CAIR) Updated: July 2015 What is Countering Violent Extremism (CVE)? In part due to the field’s recent expansion, there is no consensus definition of CVE, including from the administration. One working definition is “the use of non-coercive means to dissuade individuals or groups from mobilizing towards violence and […]

CAIR Recommendations to PCLOB on Government Watchlists, Surveillance, Profiling

July 23, 2014 CAIR Statement of Views on Privacy and Civil Liberties Oversight Board Mid-term and Long-term Agenda by Robert McCaw Good afternoon. My name is Robert McCaw and I am the government affairs department manager for the Council on American-Islamic Relations, the nation’s largest Muslim civil rights and advocacy organization. CAIR appreciates this opportunity […]

Support Comprehensive Immigration Reform Legislation

Avoid Piecemeal Anti-Immigrant Bills & Amendments The U.S. House of Representatives Should Support Comprehensive Immigration Reform In July the U.S. Senate adopted the bipartisan Border Security, Economic Opportunity, and Immigration Modernization Act, S. 744, which provides a pathway to citizenship for the nation’s 11 million undocumented immigrants. While this act is far from perfect, the […]

Oppose Indefinite Detention and Immediately Close the Prison at Guantanamo Bay

Immediately Close the Prison at Guantanamo Bay August 2013 Problem As of July 2013, 166 detainees remain at the Guantanamo Bay prison camp without charge or trial, and many of them have been held for more than 11 years. Since 2010, 86 detainees have been approved for release by the Administration’s Guantanamo Review Task Force, […]

Oppose Warrantless Government Spying on American Phone Calls and Emails

Oppose Warrantless Government Spying on American Phone Calls and Emails The Issue Recent leaks in national and foreign press have revealed that the National Security Agency (NSA), in cooperation with the FBI, is covertly carrying out at least two nationwide surveillance programs which collect information on the private calls and online activities of U.S. citizens […]

2012 Legislative Fact Sheets

CAIR’s legislative fact sheets from 2012 are below: Support Comprehensive Anti-Bullying Legislation Support Due Process: Repeal Sections 1021 and 1022 of the NDAA Support the End Racial Profiling Act of 2011 Help Close the DOJ Loophole on Religious Profiling Remove Language Targeting U.S. Muslims from the DHS Reauthorization Act of 2011 Help Reform Immigration Laws […]

CAIR 2013 Legislative Fact Sheets

CAIR 2013 legislative fact sheets CAIR: Oppose Warrantless Government Spying on American Phone Calls and Emails Oppose Indefinite Detention and Immediately Close the Prison at Guantanamo Bay CAIR: Federal Watchlist and Border Crossing Issues of 2013 CAIR: Stop the Extra-Judicial Exile of American Citizens Traveling Abroad CAIR: Stop Racial and Religious Profiling Abuses at the […]

Drone Wars: The Constitutional and Counterterrorism Implications of Targeted Killing

Written Statement of the Council on American-Islamic Relations On Drone Wars: The Constitutional and Counterterrorism Implications of Targeted Killing Submitted to the Senate Committee on the Judiciary, Subcommittee on the Constitution, Civil Rights and Human Rights Testimony Prepared by: Robert S. McCaw Council on American-Islamic Relations (CAIR) 453 New Jersey Ave., SE Washington, DC 20003 […]

Support Comprehensive Anti-Bullying Legislation

Legislative Fact Sheet (January 1, 2013) The Issue Bullying crosses the boundaries of age, gender, race, religion, and national origin and affects the wellbeing of all children, whether they are directly involved or bystanders. For the past two years Congress has considered but not agreed on any form of comprehensive anti-bullying legislation. With the recent […]