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(MINNEAPOLIS, MN, 7/19/18) – The Minnesota chapter of the Council on American-Islamic Relations (CAIR-MN) today expressed disappointment that the Trump administration decided to extend but not redesignate Temporary Protective Status (TPS) for Somali nationals currently in the United States.
By only extending for 18 months TPS for Somalis – and not redesignating the status – means that Somali nationals who arrived to the U.S. after May 1, 2012 will not be eligible to apply for TPS. However, the 500 current enrolled TPS holders from Somalia are eligible to re-register for an extension of their status for 18 months, through March 17, 2020. There are an estimated over thousand Somali Nationals that could have enrolled to TPS if it was reinstated.
(Minneapolis, MN., 6/21/18) – The Minnesota chapter of the Council on American-Islamic Relations (CAIR-MN) today welcomed the federal civil rights and hate crime charges of the three bombers of the Dar al-Farooq Islamic Center in Bloomington, Minnesota, on August 5, 2017.
Today, the Department of Justice announced a five-count federal indictment charging MICHAEL HARI, 47, MICHAEL MCWHORTER, 29, and JOE MORRIS, 23, with federal civil rights and hate crime violations, and using a destructive device in connection with an explosion.
(MINNEAPOLIS, MN., 4/20/18) -- On Saturday April 21st The Minnesota chapter of the Council on American-Islamic Relations (CAIR-MN), will join other community organizations in holding a rally and protest in opposition Trump's Administrations Muslim Ban in Minneapolis.
On Wednesday, April 25, 2018, the Supreme Court will hear oral arguments in the Muslim Ban litigation.
On December 4, 2017, the Supreme Court reinstated the Muslim Ban and lifted the injunctions granted by the Fourth and Ninth Circuits. Although the Supreme Court did not reach the merits of the Muslim Ban, it allowed the ban to take full effect.
WHAT: Rally & Protest
WHEN: Saturday April 21st 12pm (protest to start shortly after)
WHERE: Lake Street and Nicollet, Minneapolis, MN (Kmart Parking Lot Area)