(SACRAMENTO, CA, 12/8/16) -Â The California chapter of the Council on American-Islamic-Relations (CAIR-CA), the nation's largest Muslim civil rights and advocacy organization, issued a statement welcoming the proposed pro-immigrant legislation presented by Senate President pro Tempore Kevin de LeÃ³n, Senator Ben Hueso, Speaker of the Assembly Anthony Rendon, and Assemblymember Rob Bonta.
In a statement, CAIR-CA said:
â€œThe immigration policies offered by President-elect Donald Trump threaten the livelihood of vulnerable communities here in California. The measures introduced today would limit local law enforcement cooperation with federal immigration policies, provide undocumented immigrants in immigration proceedings free legal assistance, and offer more assistance in criminal court. The California Muslim community sees the proposed measures as concrete steps necessary to ensure that the rights of undocumented immigrants and vulnerable immigrant communities are protected.â€
CAIR-CA advocates for a breadth of civil rights issues, which include protections for immigrants.
CAIR is America's largest Muslim civil liberties and advocacy organization. Its mission is to enhance the understanding of Islam, encourage dialogue, protect civil liberties, empower American Muslims, and build coalitions that promote justice and mutual understanding.
La misiÃ³n de CAIR es mejorar la comprensiÃ³n del Islam, fomentar el diÃ¡logo, proteger las libertades civiles, capacitar a los musulmanes estadounidenses, y construir coaliciones que promuevan la justicia y la comprensiÃ³n mutua. – END â€“
CONTACT: CAIR-CA Legislative & Government Affairs Coordinator Yannina Casillas 951-259-5105, email@example.com