REMINDER: CAIR to Hold News Conference Reacting to SCOTUS ‘Muslim Ban’ Ruling
Ruling on Trump’s Muslim Ban may come on Thursday, June 14, Monday, June 18, or later Thursdays or Mondays in June
(HOUSTON, TX 6/13/18) – The Houston chapter of the Council on American-Islamic Relations (CAIR), the nation’s largest Muslim civil rights and advocacy organization, will hold a news conference to offer reaction to the anticipated U.S. Supreme Court decision on the legality of the Trump administration’s “Muslim Ban 3.0” when it is announced.
That decision is expected as early as 10 a.m. EDT tomorrow, Thursday, June 14, or may be handed down on Monday, June 18, or later Thursdays or Mondays in June.
CAIR-Houston will hold a news conference an hour after the decision is announced at its offices on 5445 Almeda Rd, Houston TX, 77004 on whatever day the court’s Muslim Ban decision is announced.
CAIR-Houston News Conference
CAIR-Houston Staff Attorney Arsalan Safiullah
One hour following the Supreme Court’s Decision (Normally Announced at 10 a.m. EDT)
CAIR-Houston office, 5445 Almeda Rd, Houston TX, 77004
CAIR-Houston Staff Attorney, Arsalan Safiullah, 713-366-6686, firstname.lastname@example.org
CAIR-Houston Communications Coordinator Sobia Siddiqui, 832-782-3141, email@example.com
CAIR announced that on Friday, June 15
, (date may vary) American Muslim families and communities will celebrate the end of the month-long fast of Ramadan with communal prayers around the country. SEE:https://tinyurl.com/CAIREidAnnouncement ]
Since the administration first attempted to ban Muslim immigration to the United States, CAIR has filed legal challenges to each version of the discriminatory and unconstitutional policy.
CAIR had filed a Supreme Court amicus (friend of the court) brief on behalf of six individuals who successfully obtained an injunction against Muslim Ban 3.0 from a federal court in Maryland.
The brief — filed in the wake of the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Fourth Circuit’s decision in February declaring Trump’s Muslim ban unconstitutional – stated in part: “The injuries suffered by the [plaintiffs] are beyond the pale. If they are beyond the power of the courts to remedy, we fear for what is yet to come.”
[NOTE: CAIR and the Brennan Center for Justice filed the lawsuit in October 2017. On appeal, that case, Zakzok v. Trump, was consolidated with two others and was jointly decided by the Fourth Circuit.]
In December of last year, CAIR applauded the Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals’ unanimous decision against the Trump administration’s “Muslim Ban 3.0.”
CAIR has reported an unprecedented spike in bigotry targeting American Muslims and members of other minority groups since the election of Donald Trump as president and since his administration’s attempts to implement the Muslim Ban.
The Washington-based organization’s recently-released 2018 Civil Rights Report, “Targeted,” showed a 17 percent increase in bias-motivated incidents against American Muslims from 2016 to 2017, and a 15 percent increase in the number of anti-Muslim hate crimes in that same time period.
2018 Civil Rights Report: Targeted
Community members are being urged to report any bias incidents to police and to CAIR’s Civil Rights Department at 202-742-6420 or at: https://www.cair.com/report
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.