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CAIR-DFW to Participate in #WhereRtheRefugees? Press Conference and Vigil Along with Advocacy and Interfaith Allies

(DALLAS, TX, 11/10/17) – On Monday, November 13, the DFW Chapter of the Council on American-Islamic Relations (CAIR-DFW) will join a coalition of civil rights, immigrant rights, and interfaith organizations at the #WhereRtheRefugees? press conference and vigil at Thanks-Giving Square in Dallas, Texas.

The event is designed to reinforce the opposition to the Trump administration’s executive orders targeting Muslim immigrants and refugees.

CAIR-DFW Civil Rights Director Nikiya Natale said: “President Trump’s latest executive order targeting refugees is both destructive and inhumane. It is un-American to turn away those most in need of sanctuary in our nation. The false claim that there is a need for stricter vetting is an attempt to conceal the true discriminatory, xenophobic, and Islamophobic intent of this executive order. This is simply an extension of President Trump’s previous attempts at banning Muslims.”

WHAT: #WhereRtheRefugees? Press Conference and Vigil

WHEN: Monday, November 13 at 5:00 PM

WHERE: Thanks-Giving Square, 1627 Pacific Avenue, Dallas, TX 75201

CONTACT: CAIR-DFW Civil Rights Director Nikiya Natale, 469-998-2246,


Earlier this month, CAIR announced the filing of a federal lawsuit on behalf of six individuals challenging the lawfulness of President Trump’s most recent attempt to implement a Muslim ban. A federal court hearing on that and other related lawsuits took place today in Maryland.

That lawsuit was the latest CAIR legal filing challenging the Trump administration’s efforts to implement its Muslim Ban. 

In September, 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.

READ Amicus Brief

These groups also filed an amicus brief in the Ninth Circuit in August.

Read CAIR’s Amicus Brief

In January, just days after Trump signed the first Muslim ban executive order, CAIR filed suit. 

SEE: CAIR Files Federal Suit Challenging Constitutionality of Trump’s ”˜Muslim Ban’ Executive Order

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 misión de CAIR es mejorar la comprensión del Islam, fomentar el diálogo, proteger las libertades civiles, capacitar a los musulmanes estadounidenses, y construir coaliciones que promuevan la justicia y la comprensión mutua.        

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CONTACT: CAIR-DFW Civil Rights Director Nikiya Natale, 469-998-2246,, CAIR National Communications Director Ibrahim Hooper, 202-744-7726,


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