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CAIR-MN to Rally Against Trump’s Muslim Ban

(MINNEAPOLIS, MN, 12/5/2017) – – Later today, the Minnesota chapter of the Council on American-Islamic Relations (CAIR-MN) will hold a rally against the Muslim Ban 3.0 at the Capitol Rotunda.

Yesterday, the U.S Supreme Court issued two orders staying the Hawaii and Maryland federal courts’ injunctions that had, until today, largely prevented the Trump administration from implementing Muslim Ban 3.0’s visa restrictions. Although this decision allows Muslim Ban 3.0 to go into effect now, the court could still find it unconstitutional at a later date.

WHAT: Rally & Press Conference Against the Muslim Ban

WHEN:  Today at 4 p.m.

WHERE: Capitol Rotunda, St. Paul, MN

CONTACT: CAIR-MN Executive Director Jaylani Hussein, 612-406-0070,

As a precaution, CAIR-MN is warning citizens of the targeted countries who are present in Minnesota as lawful permanent residents, students, workers, or tourists to consult with an immigration attorney before traveling overseas. 

CAIR-MN also encouraged anyone who thinks they may be impacted by the latest Muslim Ban to contact the civil rights organization or an immigration attorney. CAIR-MN will work with partners to provide Know Your Rights informational meetings as well as protest and rallies around the latest Muslim Ban.

CAIR and the Brennan Center for Justice filed suit against President Trump’s Muslim Ban on behalf of six American Muslims impacted by the immigration restrictions. Civil rights attorneys, including CAIR National attorney Gadeir Abbas, delivered oral arguments against the ban in mid-October.  

On appeal, this case, Zakzok v. Trump, was consolidated with two others and are jointly pending before the Fourth Circuit. Oral argument in the Fourth Circuit is set for this Friday, December 8th, in Richmond, Va.

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-MN Executive Director Jaylani Hussein, 612-406-0070,; CAIR National Communications Director Ibrahim Hooper, 202-744-7726,


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