WASHINGTON, March 6, 2017 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Later today, the Council on American-Islamic Relations (CAIR), the nation's largest Muslim civil rights and advocacy organization, will hold a news conference at its Capitol Hill headquarters in Washington, D.C., to respond to the signing of President Trump's new "Muslim Ban 2.0" executive order.
[MEDIA NOTE: CAIR's news conference will be live-streamed on its Facebook page: https://www.facebook.com/CAIRNational ]
SEE: New Executive Order Bans Travelers From Six Muslim-Majority Countries Applying For Visas
Full Text of Muslim Ban 2.0 Order
WHAT: CAIR to Hold News Conference to Respond to Trump's 'Muslim Ban 2.0' Order, Launch 'Register Me First' Website
WHEN: Monday, March 6, 3:30 p.m.
WHERE: CAIR's Capitol Hill Headquarters, 453 New Jersey Avenue, SE Washington, DC 20003
CONTACT: CAIR National Communications Director Ibrahim Hooper, 202-744-7726, firstname.lastname@example.org; CAIR National Litigation Director Lena Masri, 248-390-9784, email@example.com
"This executive order, like the last order, is at its core a Muslim ban, which is discriminatory and unconstitutional," said CAIR National Executive Director Nihad Awad.
"As Trump administration officials have stated, this 'Muslim Ban 2.0' - which has been debunked by the Department of Homeland Security – appears to be merely a retooled order aimed at the same long-stated goal of banning Muslims from entering the United States," said CAIR National Litigation Director Lena F. Masri, Esq.
SEE: DHS Report Undermines President Trump's Travel Ban
White House adviser Stephen Miller told Fox News that the new Muslim ban will "have the same basic policy outcome."
SEE: Stephen Miller Admits the New Executive Order on Immigration Ban Is Same as the Old
At its news conference, CAIR will launch a "Register Me First" (#RegisterMeFirst) website, produced in partnership with a Los Angeles-based design and technology studio Use All Five, to challenge President Trump's Islamophobic policies, including the Muslim ban and a proposed "Muslim registry."
Registermefirst.com will provide an opportunity for anyone who wants to oppose the Muslim ban, any future Muslim registry or other unconstitutional actions by the Trump administration to join the broader movement challenging those unjust policies.
Last month, a three-judge panel of the U.S. Court of Appeals for the 9th Circuit upheld a lower court's ruling putting Trump's original Muslim ban on hold.
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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)