(FARMINGTON HILLS, MI, 4/8/16) – The Council on American-Islamic Relations (CAIR-MI) today released a report detailing assistance the Muslim civil rights and advocacy organization has provided to Syrian refugees in three and a half year time period.
The â€œSyrian Asylum Project 2013 – 2016 Reportâ€ details information about Syrians with ties to Michigan who obtained Temporary Protected Status (TPS) and political asylum through legal representation by CAIR-MI. The clients were granted these protections due to their inability to safely return to Syria.
The report provides details about who Syrian refugees are, why these clients cannot return home safely, and where they are at now.
CAIR-MI has a 100 percent success rate in obtaining TPS and asylum status for all clients it represented during the time period covered by this report.
“During this caustic political climate in which some elected officials and political candidates dehumanize and misrepresent who Syrians refugees are, this report provides more accurate information about Syrian refugees residing in Michigan and other states,” said CAIR-MI Executive Director Dawud Walid.
â€œCAIR-MI has been at the forefront of securing protection for Syrian refugees fleeing the ongoing violence in Syria,â€ said CAIR-MI Legal Director Lena Masri. â€œThrough our legal advocacy, we have enjoyed a 100 percent success rate in political asylum and temporary protected status applications and have resettled more than 120 Syrian refugees since 2012, the majority of whom are women and children.â€
CAIR is Americaâ€™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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