CAIR Calls on Muslim Voters to Contact Elected Representatives in Opposition to Trump’s Family Separation Policy
(Minneapolis, MN., 6/18/18) – The Minnesota chapter of the Council on American-Islamic Relations (CAIR-MN) today called on American Muslim voters -- and all other Americans concerned about family values -- to contact their elected representatives to voice opposition to the Trump administration’s recently-introduced policy to break apart families at the border and place children in detention.
Criticism of the policy has come from across the political spectrum and includes condemnation from members of Trump’s own political party and family.
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“Enough is enough, this inhumane and barbaric act of separating children from their families needs to come to an end,” said CAIR-MN Executive Director Jaylani Hussein. “We call on all members of our state's congressional delegation to speak out against the process of family separations to move to a comprehensive immigration reform.”
CAIR has reported an unprecedented spike in bigotry targeting American Muslims and members of other minority groups since the election of Donald Trump as president.
The Washington-based organization’s recently-released 2018 Civil Rights Report, “Targeted,” showed a 17 percent increase in bias-motivated incidents against American Muslims from 2016 to 2017, and a 15 percent increase in the number of anti-Muslim hate crimes in that same time period.
CAIR 2018 Civil Rights Report: Targeted
Community members are being urged to report any bias incidents to police and to CAIR’s Civil Rights Department at 202-742-6420 or by going to: https://www.cair.com/report
CAIR is America's largest Muslim civil liberties and advocacy organization. Its mission is to enhance understanding of Islam, protect civil rights, promote justice, and empower American Muslims.
La misión de CAIR es proteger las libertades civiles, mejorar la comprensión del Islam, promover la justicia, y empoderar a los musulmanes en los Estados Unidos.
CAIR-Minnesota Executive Director Jaylani Hussein, 612-206-3360, jHussein@cair.com; CAIR-Minnesota Government Affairs Coordinator Abubakar Osman, 612-206-3360, aOsman@cair.com.