The Missouri chapter of the Council on American-Islamic Relations held a news conference on Friday, January 27.

The conference included other non-profit, civic and faith leaders who offered reactions to recent and upcoming executive orders signed by President Donald Trump.

It was held at 10 a.m. in St. Louis.

CAIR-MO is an office of the nation's largest Muslim civil rights and advocacy organization.

airport protest 2Faizan Syed, the director of the Council on American-Islamic Relations in St. Louis (CAIR), was one of the rally speakers leading chants for several hours. He stopped briefly to give KMOX News an assessment of the turnout, “I’m very amazed. It shows that Americans don’t like what Donald Trump is doing with his so-called Muslim ban. We are a country of immigrants and will always be a country of immigrants.”

Syed says there has been some local effect to the travel ban, “A Yemeni family, their 80-year-old grandmother got held up at JFK Airport for over 12 hours. Just this (Sunday) morning, she was released. An 80-year-old woman? What kind of security threat did she pose?”

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Faizan Syed CAIR Missouri Muslim Ban Unconstitutional 2

ST. LOUIS - The Missouri Chapter of the Council on American-Islamic-Relations was joined Friday by the American Civil Liberties Union and other organizations to speak out against the executive order signed by President Donald Trump earlier in the day.

At a news conference today, members of the group said immigrants provide tremendous value to America and banning immigration for some will only fuel bigotry and racism.

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CAIR MISSOURIMEDIA ADVISORY

CAIR-Missouri to Hold News Conference on President Trump’s 'Muslim Ban' Executive Orders

(St. Louis, MO, 1/26/17) – On Friday, January 27, the Missouri Chapter of the Council on American-Islamic-Relations (CAIR-MO), an office of the nation's largest Muslim civil rights and advocacy organization, will hold a news conference with other non-profit, 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 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.

Reuters: Trump Expected to Sign Executive Orders on Immigration
CAIR:
Muslim Groups are Bracing for Trump to Stop Muslim Immigration
CAIR:
Activists Poke Trump to Move Faster on Muslim Crackdown (Politico)

CAIR-Missouri Executive Director Faizan Syed 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-Missouri Holds News Conference in Reaction to Executive Orders on Immigration
WHEN: Friday, January 27, 10:00 a.m.
WHERE: 13408 Clayton Rd, St. Louis MO, 63131
CONTACT: CAIR-Missouri Executive Director Faizan Syed, 314-330-2946,
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CAIR-Missouri is asking Muslim community members who believe their rights have been violated to contact local police and CAIR-Missouri’s Civil Rights Department at 636-207-8882 or by filing a report at:  http://www.cair-mo.org/civil-rights/file-a-complaint.html

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.

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CONTACT
: CAIR-Missouri Executive Director Faizan Syed, 314-330-2946,
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