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CAIR-LA, Los Angeles Community Leaders and Congresswoman Judy Chu to Mark One-Year Anniversary of President Trump’s Muslim and Refugee Ban

(LOS ANGELES, CA, 1/25/18) – On Friday, January 26, the Greater Los Angeles Area office of the Council on American-Islamic Relations (CAIR-LA) will join local immigrant, refugee, community, and civil rights organizations at a news conference to mark the one-year anniversary of the first Trump administration Muslim and refugee ban that impacted thousands of community members and dismantled the U.S. refugee resettlement program.

WHAT: Community leaders and advocates will stand in solidarity after a year of Muslim and refugee bans and will honor those who have been impacted

WHEN: Friday, January 26, 2:15 p.m. PST

WHERE: Islamic Center of San Gabriel Valley, 19164 E. Walnut Dr. N, Rowland Heights, CA 91748

WHO: CAIR-LA, Congresswoman Judy Chu, Islamic Center of San Gabriel Valley, MPower Change, CHIRLA, Asian Americans Advancing Justice – LA, ACLU of Southern California, World Relief, Refugee Forum of Los Angeles, UNITE HERE LOCAL 11

CONTACT: CAIR-LA Advocacy Manager Masih Fouladi, 714-851-4851, mfouladi@cair.com

Over the course of the past year, community advocates witnessed the Trump administration’s increased attacks on immigrants, refugees and minorities with the rescinding of the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) program and the cancellation of Temporary Protected Status (TPS) for hundreds of thousands of individuals.

Some of these attacks on immigrants and minorities is documented by a recently released report by the California chapter of the Council on American-Islamic Relations (CAIR-CA) titled “We Won’t Be Banned: Fighting the 2017 Muslim Bans.”

READ FULL REPORT AT: https://ca.cair.com/downloads/Muslim_Ban_Final.pdf

CAIR is part of the #NoMuslimBanEver campaign, a grassroots awareness and mobilization effort focused on resistance against the Muslim Ban.

On the one-year anniversary of the administration’s Muslim and refugee ban, the #NoMuslimBanEver and We Are All America campaigns will launch a week of nationwide actions.

As part of the We Are All America and #NoMuslimBanEver campaigns, this solidarity event aims to uphold and strengthen our nation’s commitment to welcoming and protecting those seeking freedom, safety, and refuge in the United States. 

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 National Communications Director Ibrahim Hooper, 202-744-7726, ihooper@cair.com; CAIR-LA Advocacy Manager Masih Fouladi, 714-851-4851, mfouladi@cair.com

 

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