(New York, NY 1/24/17) â€“ On Wednesday, January 25, the New York chapter of the Council on American-Islamic Relations (CAIR-NY), a leading advocacy group for the civil rights of Muslims, will hold a press conference with other leading civil rights groups in response to President Donald Trumpâ€™s expected announcement of new restrictions targeting Muslim immigrants.Â The executive orders, which President Trump is expected to sign Wednesday, will reportedly restrict immigration from Syria and six other Middle Eastern and African countries.
President Trump is also expected to temporarily bar most refugees from entering the United States. Yet another order will block visas from being issued to citizens of Iraq, Iran, Libya, Somalia, Sudan and Yemen. The orders will be the actual implementation of what then-candidate Trump said would be a complete ban on Muslims entering the United States.
â€œThese executive orders will not make our nation safer; rather they will signal to the world that America condones discriminatory religious based profiling in its immigration policies,â€ said CAIR-NY Executive Director Afaf Nasher.
WHAT: CAIR-NY Holds Press Conference to Oppose Executive Orders on Muslim Immigration
WHEN: Wednesday, January 25, 5 p.m.
WHERE: Washington Square Park Arch
CAIR-NY is calling upon Muslim community members to report any bias incidents to police and to the organization. Contact us by calling (646) 665-7599, or by filing a report at: http://www.cair-ny.org/incident-report/
CAIR is America's largest Muslim civil liberties and advocacy organization. Its mission is to protect civil liberties, empower American Muslims, and build coalitions that promote justice and mutual understanding.
La misiÃ³n de CAIR es proteger las libertades civiles, capacitar a los musulmanes estadounidenses, y construir coaliciones que promuevan la justicia y la comprensiÃ³n mutua.
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