(Miami, FL - 1/25/2017) CAIR-Florida, the state's largest Muslim civil rights and advocacy organization announced simultaneous media availability in all their 4 Florida regional offices. CAIR-Florida directors and regional coordinators will be reacting on the executive orders signed by President Donald Trump restricting immigration from Syria and six other Middle Eastern and African countries. President Trump is also expected to temporarily bar most refugees from entry to the United States. Yet another order will block visas from being issued to citizens of Iraq, Iran, Libya, Somalia, Sudan, and Yemen.The orders will be the actual implementation of what presidential candidate Trump promised would be a complete ban on Muslims entering the United States if he became president.
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CAIR-Florida Chief Executive Director Hassan Shibly said, "These executive orders will not make our nation any safer, rather it will make our nation more fearful and less welcoming, and such restrictions run contrary to the very founding principles of our nation."
WHAT: CAIR-Florida Media Availability in Reaction to Trump's Executive Orders on Immigration
WHEN: Thursday, January 26, 2017 from 12:00 to 3:00 p.m.
WHERE: South Florida 5405 NW 102nd Avenue, #201, Sunrise, FL 33351
Tampa 8076 N 56 Street, Tampa, FL 33617
Orlando 1507 S Hiawassee Road, #212, Orlando, FL 32835
Northwest 8317 Front Beach Road, #37B, Panama City Beach, FL 32407
Muslims who believe their rights have been violated are urged to contact local police as well as CAIR-Florida's Civil Rights Department, 813-514-1414.
CAIR-Florida is the state's largest Muslim civil liberties and advocacy organization. Its mission is to enhance the understanding of Islam, encourage dialogue, protect civil liberties of all people, and build coalitions that promote justice and mutual understanding.
La misión de CAIR-Florida 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.