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CAIR-MN Condemns President Trump’s New Muslim Ban 3.0

CAIR-MN Condemns President Trump’s New Muslim Ban 3.0

MINNEAPOLIS, MN, 9/25/2017) - - The Minnesota chapter of the Council on American-Islamic Relations (CAIR-MN) today condemned President Trump’s latest iteration of the Muslim Ban and encouraged those impacted to reach out for help.

“This is the third iteration of the president's racist, unconstitutional and discriminatory Muslim Ban,” said CAIR-MN's Executive Director Jaylani Hussein . Hussein added, “the President began his administration by excluding Muslims from the United States and is now expressing deep-seated prejudice towards other immigrant communities. His bias, bigotry, and discrimination continue to seep into his policies in violation of the Constitution, disrespecting our country’s history, laws, and values.”

Hussein noted, “contrary to the fear that the President is trying to stoke, immigrants, refugees, Muslims, and communities of color contribute to our community safety, strength, and overall well-being. There is no evidence that religious beliefs, national origin, race, or ethnicity are predictors of violence. Entire communities cannot be eliminated from our immigration system based solely on fear.”

CAIR said the new order places restrictions on travel to the United States from eight countries and comes as the previous ban on visitors from six Muslim-majority countries was set to expire today. Trump kept restrictions on five of the six Muslim-majority nations – Iran, Libya, Somalia, Syria, and Yemen – and added new restrictions on visitors from Chad, North Korea and Venezuela.

CAIR-MN will work with partners to provide Know Your Rights informational meetings as well as protest and rallies around the latest Muslim Ban.

The Washington-based civil rights organization recently launched an app to share critical

'know your rights' information and simplify the process to report hate crimes and bias incidents. CAIR is urging Muslims to download the app and utilize this resource to stay informed and empowered.

For a quick download of CAIR’s civil rights app, click here:

http://www.cair.com/app

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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CONTACT: CAIR-MN Executive Director Jaylani Hussein, 612-406-0070, This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. ; CAIR National Communications Director Ibrahim Hooper, 202-744-7726,  This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.