(ATLANTA, GA – 6/26/18) The Georgia chapter of the Council on American-Islamic Relations today denounced the U.S. Supreme Court’s decision to uphold President Trump’s third “Muslim Ban.”
CAIR Georgia spoke out against the ruling during a series of appearances across Atlanta, including an interfaith press conference outside Ebenezer Baptist Church, a radio interview with Closer Look on NPR/WABE, and a protest outside the Richard B. Russell federal courthouse.
SEE: Radio Interview With NPR/WABE
SEE: Photos From Protest Outside Federal Courthouse
CAIR Georgia also plans to co-host an informational community forum about the impact of the Supreme Court’s ruling at Roswell Community Masjid on June 28.
Last year, CAIR Georgia also represented a Roswell family impacted by the Muslim Ban when the Trump Administration denied their Syrian grandfather’s request to travel to Atlanta for life-saving cancer treatment at Emory University. The Administration eventually reversed course, granting one of the first and few waivers to the Muslim Ban.
Since the administration first attempted to ban Muslim immigration to the United States, CAIR filed legal challenges to each version of the discriminatory and unconstitutional policy.
We have witnessed an increase in the onslaught of institutional and individual prejudice against American Muslims in 2017. CAIR’s 2018 civil rights report, Targeted, presents the data on, effect of, and legal pushback against anti-Muslim bias in the United States. As the only report of its kind …