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CAIR Releases ‘Know Your Rights’ Guide on Law Enforcement Encounters Amidst Reports of ICE Arrests in Maryland

(BALTIMORE, MD, 6/28/19) – The Maryland Office of the Council on American-Islamic Relations (CAIR), today released its ”˜Know Your Rights During Encounters With Law Enforcement’ guide and offered free trainings in response to reports that the U.S. Immigrations and Customs Enforcement (ICE) has stepped up its activity in the state.

SEE: CAIR ”˜Know Your Rights During Encounters with Law Enforcement’ Guide

Earlier this week, CAIR condemned reports of ICE arrests in Howard County. Numerous eyewitness accounts indicated agents in black ICE t-shirts were stopping vehicles and checking ID’s. In one case, up to eight or nine people were reportedly taken into custody.

SEE: CAIR Condemns ICE Raids in Maryland

Six People Arrested By ICE Near Columbia Gas Station, Witnesses Say

Last week, the civil rights organization released a community advisory ahead of anticipated raids on families in several major cities across the country. 

SEE: CAIR Issues Immigrant Community Advisory Ahead of Anticipated ICE Raids on Families

CAIR offers free know your rights, anti-bullying and bystander intervention workshops, as well as a series of guides to explain relevant Muslim religious practices to employers, educators, healthcare providers, and law enforcement and correctional facility agents.

SEE: Guides to Muslim Religious Practices

CAIR is America’s largest Muslim civil liberties and advocacy organization. Its mission is to enhance understanding of Islam, protect civil rights, promote justice, and empower American Muslims.

La misión de CAIR es proteger las libertades civiles, mejorar la comprensión del Islam, promover la justicia, y empoderar a los musulmanes en los Estados Unidos.


CONTACT: CAIR Director of Maryland Outreach Zainab Chaudry,, 410-971-6062


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