CAIR-Columbus Welcomes 4th Circuit Ruling Against Muslim Ban

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May
26

The Council on American-Islamic Relations (CAIR), the nation’s largest Muslim civil rights and advocacy organization, today welcomed a ruling by the full panel of 13 judges on the U.S. Court of Appeals for the 4th Circuit that refused to lift a nationwide injunction blocking President Donald Trump’s revised “Muslim ban” executive order.  Read More

Ramadan Q&A and the Importance of Sharing Ramadan

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May
25

CAIR-Ohio is a proud supporter of the Sharing Ramadan initiative started by CAIR National as a way to help educate our fellow Ohioans about the month of Ramadan and in the process, educate our neighbors, colleagues, and friends about Islam and Muslims in Ohio. Given that sharing and appreciation are essential components of Ramadan, all three CAIR-Ohio Chapters host a Sharing Ramadan Interfaith Iftar every year.

The CAIR-Columbus 21st Annual Sharing Ramadan Iftar will take place this year on Friday, June 2 at the Dublin Recreation Center.  Click here for more details and to RSVP Read More

CAIR-Columbus Resolves Six Refugee Green Card Delays

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May
17

In March 2017, CAIR-Columbus filed a mandamus lawsuit in federal court in Columbus on behalf of 10 Somali refugees whose green card applications had been pending for almost 3 years without adjudication.

See: CAIR-Columbus Files Immigration Delay Lawsuits

“We are happy to announce that since the filing in March, we were able to obtain green cards for 6 of the ten plaintiffs in the case, and expect the other four plaintiffs will be receiving their green cards soon as well,” said Executive Director Jennifer Nimer. Read More

May
11

On Thursday, May 11 at Capital University Law School from 6-8pm join CAIR-Columbus, the ACLU of Ohio, Ohio Chapter of the National Lawyers Guild, and the American Constitution Society – Columbus Lawyer Chapter for this timely CLE program. (Two hours of CLE credit pending approval from Supreme Court of Ohio.) Featuring Romin Iqbal, Jennifer Nimer, and Amna Akbar. Read More

CAIR-Columbus Files Citizenship Delay Lawsuit for 13th Plaintiff This Year

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May
5

CAIR-Columbus announced today that is has filed another lawsuit against USCIS and the FBI for unreasonably delaying the citizenship application of an Iranian national who has been a permanent resident of the United States since 2007.  This lawsuit marks the thirteenth plaintiff CAIR-Columbus is currently representing in Federal Court with some type of immigration application delay just since the beginning of 2017 alone. Read More

Record Number of Muslim Delegates Lobby Congress on National Advocacy Day

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May
3

CAIR reported today that more than 400 delegates from 30 states, including a large delegation from Ohio organized by CAIR-Columbus, met on Monday and Tuesday with some 230 elected officials and congressional staffers during the record-breaking third annual “National Muslim Advocacy Day” on Capitol Hill in Washington, D.C.

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Franklin County, Community Leaders to Host New American Forum

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April
28

Franklin County Commissioner Kevin Boyce together with the newly-formed New American Advisory Council, which CAIR-Columbus is a part of, will host a New American Forum on Wednesday, May 10, from 9:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m. The event will foster dialogue and familiarity on the challenges and opportunities facing Franklin County’s immigrant community, while raising awareness and promoting integration through community engagement. Read More

April
27

The Council on American-Islamic Relations (CAIR) today reported preliminary data revealing that cases of U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP) profiling of Muslims accounted for 23 percent of CAIR case intakes in the first three months of 2017. This represents a 1,035 percent increase in CBP bias cases reported so far this year over the same period in 2016. Read More

President Trump Just Sold Away Your Internet Privacy

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April
4

Yesterday, President Trump rolled-back FCC protections designed to stop your internet provider from selling your internet history without your permission. Now ISPs can make a quick buck by selling your data to big business or even the government.  The changes go farther, allowing ISPs to implement new technologies to spy on their users and break the encryption that keeps millions of Americans depend on.

At a time when we spend an expanding part of our lives online, digital privacy is indispensable to our civil rights.  CAIR-Ohio recently helped file a brief in federal court, arguing that a warrant should be needed to search your phone at the border.   Read More

March
31

CAIR-Columbus Legal Director Romin Iqbal participated in a town-hall debate organized by local news station ABC6 on March 20, 2017. The debate was on the new refugee and travel ban on six Muslim majority countries by President Trump. Iqbal opposed the ban and debated the issue with Mr. Jason Beardsley and Mr. Michael Gonidakis who were in support of the ban. The debate was lively with a lot of back and forth between the three participants. Iqbal argued that the ban did not advance US security interests, that it was, in fact, detrimental to American interests and that the ban would not be able to survive Court challenges on its constitutionality.

You can watch the debate at: http://abc6onyourside.com/news/local/town-hall-immigration-and-the-state-of-the-union

 

March
31

CAIR-Columbus Legal Director Romin Iqbal gave a presentation at the North Congregational United Church of Christ on March 26, 2017. The presentation was well attended by members of the Church and lasted for around ninety minutes. In the first half of the presentation, Iqbal spoke about the legal issues relating to the travel and refugee ban by the President, the new directive by the DHS on treatment of undocumented migrants, and the various civil rights challenges faced by the Muslim community in Ohio. The first half was followed by a question and answer session where Iqbal took questions from an attentive audience on the travel ban, on avenues for providing support to the Ohio Muslim community, and on other issues covered in his presentation.

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