(WASHINGTON, D.C., 2/6/15) – The Council on American-Islamic Relations (CAIR) said today that it has joined with more than 150 other national immigration, faith, labor, environmental, privacy, civil rights, and human rights organizations in urging Congress to oppose the Secure Our Borders First Act, H.R. 399 on the House floor. The legislation is sponsored by U.S. House Homeland Security Chairman Michael McCaul.
Instead of contributing to immigration reform, the bill would militarize border communities, harm trade and tourism, despoil the environment for tens of millions of northern and southern border residents, and imperil privacy through constant, intrusive drone surveillance.
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.
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