On Friday, January 26, CAIR-Columbus Executive Director, Jennifer Nimer, participated in a panel discussion on Immigration and the Travel Ban at the Columbus Bar Association’s 6th Annual Martin Luther King, Jr. Memorial Civil Rights Symposium.
The symposium, part of the bar association’s continuing legal education program for attorneys, also covered other civil rights topics such as equality in housing, voting rights and gerrymandering, freedom of speech and religious liberty.
The session on immigration and the travel ban was led by Mrs. Nimer, Mark Heidien, Associate General Counsel for Ohio State University, and Robert Cohen, an immigration attorney from Porter Wright Morris & Arthur. Mrs. Nimer discussed the history of the three travel bans issued over the past year and the ways in which the bans have affected CAIR-Columbus clients.
Video of the session can be viewed below:
CAIR is America’s largest Muslim civil liberties and advocacy organization. The CAIR-Ohio affiliate has three chapters in Ohio – Columbus, Cleveland and Cincinnati. Their 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.