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CAIR San Diego to Hold News Conference After Trump Signs ‘Muslim Ban’ Executive Orders

CAIR logo(SAN DIEGO, CA, 1/25/17) – On Thursday, January 26, the Council on American-Islamic-Relations San Diego (CAIR San Diego), an office of the nation's largest Muslim civil rights and advocacy organization, will hold a news conference, to offer reaction to executive orders expected to be signed tomorrow by President Donald Trump restricting immigration from Syria and six other Middle Eastern and African countries.

President Trump is also expected to temporarily bar most refugees from entry to 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.

CAIR San Diego Executive Director Hanif Mohebi said:  “Such executive orders and laws will not improve our nation’s safety and security, rather it will reinforce fear, hate, and division within our country.  Immigrants and refugees have become legislators, doctors, engineers, and businesspeople who positively contribute to what America is — targeting them is misguided and against our country’s core values.â€

WHAT: CAIR San Diego Holds News Conference in Reaction to Executive Orders on Immigration

WHEN: Thursday, January 26, Noon.

WHERE: 7710 Balboa Ave, Suite 326, San Diego, CA 92111

CONTACT: CAIR Executive Director Hanif Mohebi, 858-774-9991, hmohebi@cair.com; CAIR National Communications Director Ibrahim Hooper, 202-744-7726, ihooper@cair.com

CAIR San Diego is asking Muslim community members who believe their rights have been violated to contact local police and CAIR San Diego's Civil Rights Department at 858-278-4547 or by filing a report at:  https://ca.cair.com/sandiego/what-we-do/civil-rights/report-an-incident/

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 Executive Director Hanif Mohebi, 858-774-9991, hmohebi@cair.com; CAIR National Communications Director Ibrahim Hooper, 202-744-7726, ihooper@cair.com

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