(Columbus, OH, 1/25/17) – On Thursday, January 26, the Council on American-Islamic-Relations, Columbus chapter, an office of the nation’s largest Muslim civil rights and advocacy organization, will hold a news conference with other non-profit, refugee rights groups, civic & faith leaders to offer reactions to recent and upcoming executive orders signed by President Donald Trump.
These orders are expected to restrict immigration from Syria and six other Middle Eastern and African countries, temporarily ban most refugees from entry to the United States, and halt the Syrian refugee program indefinitely. The orders signed today will increase the deportation of undocumented immigrants and begin the construction of a wall on the U.S. – Mexico border. The orders will be the actual implementations of several highly controversial campaign promises by then candidate Donald Trump such as the ‘Muslim Ban’ and the border wall with Mexico.
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CAIR-Columbus Director Jennifer Nimer said: “Such executive orders are un-American and stand in stark contrast to our nation’s core values. It is our duty to welcome refugees and immigrants and to recognize the tremendous value that these individuals add to our nation. These orders do nothing more than further divide the people of the United States and reinforce bigotry, islamophobia, xenophobia, and hate.”
WHAT: CAIR-Columbus Holds News Conference in Reaction to Executive Orders on Immigration
WHEN: Thursday, January 26, 2:00 p.m.
WHERE: 4242 Tuller Road, Suite B2, Dublin, Ohio 43017
CONTACT: CAIR-Columbus Director Jennifer Nimer, 614-946-9675, firstname.lastname@example.org
CAIR-Columbus is asking Muslim community members who believe their rights have been violated to contact local police and CAIR-Columbus’ Civil Rights Department at 614-451-3232 or by filing a report at: https://caircolumbus.formstack.com/forms/incidentreport
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.
CONTACT: CAIR-Ohio Director Jennifer Nimer, 614-946-9675, email@example.com