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CAIR-DFW to Join Major Coalition’s Press Conference to Denounce Governor’s Refugee Ban and Welcome Md. Court’s Injunction

(DALLAS, TEXAS, 1/16/20) – On Friday, January 17, the Dallas-Fort Worth chapter of the Council on American Islamic Relations (CAIR-DFW) will join more than a dozen refugee resettlement agencies, faith based groups, civil rights organization, and refugee advocates at a press conference to denounce Governor Abbott’s decision to ban new refugees from Texas and to welcome a Maryland court’s injunction that blocks that decision.WHAT: United for Texas Refugees Press Conference

WHERE: Park Plaza Tower Media Room, 13111 N. Central Expressway, 3rd floor, Dallas TX 75243

WHEN: Friday, January 17, 11 A.M.

CONTACT: Faizan Syed, Executive Director of CAIR-DFW (469)290-2909,

Earlier this week the wrote a statement that said in part:

“Governor Abbott’s decision to not resettle refugees in Texas goes directly against American values, human dignity and morality and even the scriptures of all Abrahamic faiths.

The Statue of Liberty calls to the world: ‘Give me your tired, your poor, your huddled masses yearning to breathe free.’ The governor’s decision is an affront to the welcoming spirit that defines our nation and the values that all Americans hold dear.â€

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“As Texans, we are proud to welcome refugees to our state and ashamed by the morally bankrupt decision by our Governor that scapegoats the most vulnerable in our community,†said CAIR-DFW Executive Director Faizan Syed.  “We welcome the court’s injunction but continue to work passionately to stand for refugees and give them a voice.â€

CAIR’s mission is to protect civil rights, enhance understanding of Islam, 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-DFW Executive Director Faizan Syed, (469) 290-2909,


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