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CAIR: Sacramento Interfaith and Civil Rights Community to Hold Press Conference on Executive Orders

CAIR logo(SACRAMENTO, CA, 1/25/17) – On Thursday, January 26th, Sacramento interfaith and civil rights community will hold a press conference in response to recent executive orders regarding the border wall with Mexico and ban on immigration

 from Muslim majority countries.

WHAT: Press Conference to Respond to Anti-Immigration Executive Orders

WHEN: Thursday, January 26, 11 a.m.

WHERE: SALAM Islamic Center, 4545 College Oak Dr., Sacramento, CA 95841

CONTACT: CAIR-SV Executive Director Basim Elkarra, 916 289-3748, belkarra@cair.com; Danna Elneil, CAIR-SV Operations Manager (805) 657-3938, delneil@cair.com

Today, President Trump signed an executive order directing the construction of a wall on the US-Mexico border, and expanding immigration enforcement efforts. Tomorrow (Thursday), President Trump is expected to sign an executive

 order restricting immigration from a number of Middle Eastern and African countries and to temporarily bar most refugees from entry to the United States and block visas from being issued to citizens of Iraq, Iran, Libya, Somalia, Sudan and Yemen.

During a news conference this afternoon at its Capitol Hill headquarters in Washington, D.C., CAIR National Executive Director Nihad Awad said: “The ban on travelers from Muslim-majority and Middle Eastern nations, as well

 as the construction of a multi-billion-dollar monument to racism on our border with Mexico and the appropriation of sacred Native-American lands, flies in the face of the American values of religious and ethnic inclusion that we all hold dear.

The press conference will address Trump's executive orders and the Sacramento community's commitment to welcoming immigrants from all backgrounds.

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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