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CAIR-IL Protests Congressman’s Anti-Immigrant Rhetoric

CAIR-Chicago is joining with other members of the Illinois Coalition for Immigrant and Refugee Rights (ICIRR) to rally against Congressman Mark Kirk’s anti-immigrant stance. Congressman Kirk has supported numerous anti-immigrant bills and has said he is “…OK with discrimination against young Arab males from terrorist-producing states” (Chicago Sun-Times, November 6, 2005).

“Inciting suspicion of immigrant communities, as Congressman Kirk has unfortunately done in the past with Muslims and Latinos, only detracts from efforts to ensure an inclusive and safe society,” says Reema Ahmad, Government Affairs Coordinator for CAIR-Chicago. “Policy makers are entrusted with creating a just immigration policy that sets a unifying tone in order for all communities to contribute to the fabric of our great state and nation.”

For more information please contact Government Affairs Coordinator Reema Ahmad at 312-212-1520 or


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