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Media Advisory: CAIR-Houston Issues Travel Alert for Muslims After U.S. Supreme Court Reinstates President Trump’s Muslim Ban

(Houston, TX – 12/5/2017) The Houston, Texas chapter of the Council on American-Islamic Relations today responded to the Supreme Court’s reinstatement of the Muslim Ban by issuing a travel alert to Greater Houston area Muslims, as well as local businesses and schools, with connections to citizens of the six targeted … Continue reading

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Action Alert: Meet With Congressmen During August Recess

CAIR-Houston urges American Muslim voters to take advantage of the upcoming August recess — during which members of Congress return home to spend time with their constituents — by requesting meetings to advocate on state and national issues of importance that include: opposing the Trump administration’s “Muslim Ban” executive orders; … Continue reading

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Bills to talk with your state reps about

The week of February 20 through 24 is a “district work week,” meaning our congressmen and senators are working in their district rather than in Austin.  We encourage you to contact them to share your views on current legislation. Immigrant Rights: Refugees and Asylum seekers are legal designations for individuals who … Continue reading

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CAIR-Houston joins coalition to address Affordable Care Act

Mustafaa Carroll, CAIR-Houston Executive Director, attended a roundtable press conference on Saturday January 7, 2017 called by Congresswoman Sheila Jackson-Lee regarding efforts underway to repeal the Affordable Care Act. The Congressomwan’s message was that the state of Texas is already compromised by not accepting Affordable Care Act funds, placing at … Continue reading

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CAIR Releases New Countering Violent Extremism (CVE) Brief Before Congressional Hearing

 (WASHINGTON, D.C., 7/9/15) – The Council on American-Islamic Relations (CAIR) today released an updated briefing paper on the issue of “Countering Violent Extremism” (CVE) in advance of a hearing next week by the House Homeland Security Committee, which is considering legislation to provide $40 million taxpayer dollars over four years … Continue reading

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Legislative Fact Sheet

CAIR’s government affairs department closely monitors policy issues and legislation that impacts the Muslim community. Highlighted are the primary policy issues and legislation CAIR is currently promoting nationwide as part of its national legislative and policy agenda. CAIR: Oppose Warrantless Government Spying on American Phone Calls and Emails Oppose Indefinite … Continue reading

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