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Action Alert: Urge Congress to Oppose Trump’s Newly Considered Muslim Ban Expansion

(WASHINGTON, D.C., 11/1/19) – The Council on American-Islamic Relations (CAIR), the nation’s largest Muslim civil rights and advocacy organization, is calling on all Americans to urge their members of Congress to strongly oppose the expansion of the Trump administration’s discriminatory Muslim Ban.

ACT NOW: Urge Congress to Oppose Expansion of the Muslim Ban

CNN has reported that, according to two sources, “Trump administration officials are discussing adding more countries to the travel ban” and that “inter-agency discussion” was underway “about imposing travel restrictions” on “fewer than five countries”.

SEE: Trump administration considers adding more countries to travel ban list

In a statement, CAIR Director of Government Affairs Robert S. McCaw said:

“Only Congress’ outright rejection of President Trump’s expansion of the Muslim Ban can put a stop to this discriminatory program which is rooted in an Islamophobic campaign promise and continues to inspire anti-Muslim bias incidents and hate crimes. The U.S. House of Representatives hearing on the Muslim Ban in September clearly demonstrated that the Muslim Ban Visa Waiver Program is a broken system that has separated American families and led to an incalculable amount of human suffering and tragedy.”

In September, CAIR submitted a written statement to the joint congressional oversight hearing on the Trump administration’s Muslim Ban by U.S. House Judiciary’s Subcommittee on Immigration and Citizenship and Committee on Foreign Affairs’ Subcommittee on Oversight and Investigations.


SEE: Joint Hearing: Oversight of the Trump Administration’s Muslim Ban

CAIR’s statement for the record concluded that the work of attempting to undo the harm that has resulted from the Muslim Ban will take the efforts of a generation of dedicated public officials and community servants and that Congress must provide greater oversight and adopt legislation that will repeal it.

CAIR is America’s largest Muslim civil liberties and advocacy organization. Its mission is to enhance understanding of Islam, protect civil rights, promote justice, and empower American Muslims.

La misión de CAIR es proteger las libertades civiles, mejorar la comprensión del Islam, promover la justicia, y empoderar a los musulmanes en los Estados Unidos.


CONTACT: CAIR National Communications Director Ibrahim Hooper, 202-488-8787,; CAIR Government Affairs Director Robert McCaw, 202-742-6448,

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