CAIR files lawsuit against President Trump
WASHINGTON, DC — Prominent Muslim-American lawyers and activists are challenging the president’s immigration ban in court.
A lawsuit filed was filed on Monday by the Council on American-Islamic Relations, which is the nation’s largest Muslim civil rights and advocacy organization.
CAIR claims the executive order violates religious freedoms guaranteed by the US Constitution. The federal lawsuit was filed on behalf of more than 20 named and “John Doe” individuals.
The complaint also said it will force Muslims who are permanent residents out of the country.
cair national executive director:
“It has a profound effect on our lives as citizens, our children, our communities, and their safety, and their institutions and that’s why it’s important in defending the Muslim community we are defending the us constitution,” said Nihad Awad, CAIR National Executive Director.
The lawsuit also calls the immigration ban a muslim exclusion order and says it is based on hateful fear-mongering.
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