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CAIR-NY Applauds Mayor de Blasio’s Statement on Welcoming Refugees

websitelogo(NEW YORK, N.Y., 11/18/15) – The New York chapter of the Council on American-Islamic Relations (CAIR-NY) today applauded Mayor de Blasio’s statement on welcoming refugees.

SEE: Statements From Mayor Bill de Blasio

CAIR-NY, along with partner organizations, sent a letter to Mayor Bill de Blasio thanking him for his stance.

SEE: Letter to Mayor Bill de Blasio

CAIR-NY Director of Operations Sadyia Khalique said in a statement:

“With some elected officials rejecting refugees, it is commendable that our mayor stands firm on American values. New York City is a historical center for immigration. The refugee crisis is a humanitarian issue not a religious issue.â€

SEE:Washington State Governor Says He Welcomes Syrian Refugees

Today, CAIR called on all Americans to contact their elected representatives to urge them to reject the growing trend of state governors and members of Congress expressing opposition to the entry of Syrian refugees.

Action Alert: Tell Your Governor, Congressional Delegation to Welcome Syrian Refugees

CAIR-NY is a chapter of 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.

CONTACT: CAIR-NY Director of Operations Sadyia Khalique, 646-665-7599, E-Mail:; CAIR National Communications Director Ibrahim Hooper, 202-744-7726,

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