WASHINGTON, Jan. 30, 2017 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The Council on American-Islamic Relations (CAIR), the nation's largest Muslim civil rights and advocacy organization, today held a news conference at its Capitol Hill headquarters in Washington, D.C., to announce the filing of a federal lawsuit on behalf of more than 20 named and "john doe" individuals challenging the constitutionality of President's Trump's recent "Muslim ban" executive order.
The lawsuit, filed in the U.S. District Court - Eastern District of Virginia, states that the order is unconstitutional because its apparent purpose and underlying motive is to ban people of the Islamic faith in Muslim-majority countries from entering the United States.
FULL TEXT of CAIR'S Lawsuit:
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Video: Full CAIR 'Muslim Ban' Lawsuit News Conference
- CAIR National Communications Director Ibrahim Hooper
- CAIR National Executive Director Nihad Awad
- CAIR National Litigation Director Lena F. Masri, Esq.
- Attorney Gadeir Abbas, Esq., CAIR Co-Counsel
- Attorney Shereef Akeel, Esq., CAIR Co-Counsel
The Washington-based civil rights and advocacy organization urges community members to report any bias incidents to police and to CAIR's Civil Rights Department at 202-742-6420 or by filing a report at: http://www.cair.com/civil-rights/report-an-incident/view/form.html
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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SOURCE Council on American-Islamic Relations (CAIR)