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Mexican Muslim Allowed To Wear Hijab In Passport Photo

Following intervention by CAIR, a Muslim woman who is a Mexican citizen and
resident of Illinois, will now be allowed to wear a religiously-mandated
head scarf, or hijab, in her passport photo.

The woman was prevented from taking her photo when officials said that
Mexican policy prohibited the covering of ears in passport photos.

After CAIR sent letters to the Mexico Ambassador in Washington and the
consulate in Illinois, the Muslim woman was allowed to obtain her passport
with hijab.


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