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Urge St. Cloud City Council to Vote ‘NO’ on Moratorium on Refugee Resettlement
(MINNEAPOLIS, MN, 10/17/2017) - - The Minnesota chapter of the Council on American-Islamic Relations (CAIR-MN) is calling on all Minnesotans to urge the St. Cloud City Council to vote “NO” on a motion calling for a moratorium on refugee resettlement in St. Cloud.
Sources report to CAIR-MN that the anti-refugee motion will be introduced by Councilmember Jeff Johnson (4th Ward) during the next city council meeting taking place on Monday, October 23.
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We are reviewing it to see how exactly it will be rolled out, but some general information based on what we know now is included below.
Please note that this information is subject to change based on the various legal challenges that may be advanced in court. Please check back frequently for the most up-to-date information.
Part of MB-3 went into effect on September 24th. The remainder will go into effect on October 18th, 2017. Much of the old order (Muslim Ban 2.0), signed on March 6, 2017, also partially expires today. The portions of Muslim Ban 2.0 impacting refugees specifically will continue until October 24, 2017. Despite this change, the temporary court order placing the old order on hold is still active, until the U.S. Supreme Court's hearing on October 10, 2017.
Travel Restriction for Nationals of Eight Countries Chad, Iran, Libya, North Korea, Somalia, Venezuela, Syria, and Yemen.
MB-3 only applies to individuals who are i) outside of the U.S. on the day MB-3 goes into effect, and ii) who do not have a valid visa on the day MB-3 goes into effect, and iii) who have not obtained a waiver under Section 3(c).
Travel Restriction for Nationals of Eight Countries - Chad, Iran, Libya, North Korea, Somalia, Venezuela, Syria, and Yemen.
CAIR-MN Condemns President Trump’s New Muslim Ban 3.0
MINNEAPOLIS, MN, 9/25/2017) - - The Minnesota chapter of the Council on American-Islamic Relations (CAIR-MN) today condemned President Trump’s latest iteration of the Muslim Ban and encouraged those impacted to reach out for help.
“This is the third iteration of the president's racist, unconstitutional and discriminatory Muslim Ban,” said CAIR-MN's Executive Director Jaylani Hussein . Hussein added, “the President began his administration by excluding Muslims from the United States and is now expressing deep-seated prejudice towards other immigrant communities. His bias, bigotry, and discrimination continue to seep into his policies in violation of the Constitution, disrespecting our country’s history, laws, and values.”
Hussein noted, “contrary to the fear that the President is trying to stoke, immigrants, refugees, Muslims, and communities of color contribute to our community safety, strength, and overall well-being. There is no evidence that religious beliefs, national origin, race, or ethnicity are predictors of violence. Entire communities cannot be eliminated from our immigration system based solely on fear.”
Trump Supporter Threatens CAIR-Minnesota with 'Camel Jockey Piercing' Ammunition
(MINNEAPOLIS, MN, 7/7/2017) - The Minnesota chapter of the Council on American-Islamic Relations (CAIR-MN) today called on law enforcement authorities to investigate an apparent threat sent to the civil rights organization by a supporter of President Donald Trump.
CAIR-MN said the obscenity-laden email, with the subject line "Muslim sewer rats," was sent yesterday to its office and to the address of CAIR's Southern California chapter. It stated (grammatical errors maintained):
"Hey there Muslim PIG SWINE. We MILLIONS upon MILLIONS of PATRIOTS, armed to the teeth with HUNDREDS of millions of weapons, with literally over 50 BILLION rounds of horrific, violent camel jockey piercing rounds of ammo. We have a LEADER in the White House, now standing for JUDEO-Christian values. . .You have mistaken European White Males patience for weakness. Get ready to have a war. . ."
"This type of threat targeting American Muslims, their institutions and their leaders is becoming increasingly common. It should be investigated as a hate crime by law enforcement authorities and repudiated by state and national leaders," said CAIR-MN Executive Director Jaylani Hussein.
CAIR-MN Seeks Hate Crime Probe of Assault on North Dakota Muslim
(MINNEAPOLIS, MN, 7/3/2017) - - The Minnesota chapter of the Council on American-Islamic Relations (CAIR-MN) today called on state and federal law enforcement authorities to investigate an alleged assault on a North Dakota Muslim as a possible hate crime.
CAIR said two men were arrested after reportedly beating the Somali-American Muslim victim early Sunday morning in Fargo, N.D. Police say three Muslim men were in a parking lot while moving into a nearby building when they were approached by two men unknown to them.
The suspected assailants, James Patrick Billiot, 32, and Justin William Rifanburg, 28, allegedly made derogatory remarks -- including reportedly shouting “f**king n**gers” -- before assaulting the Muslim victim, who suffered non-life-threatening injuries.
SEE: 2 Arrested After Fight in South Fargo Early Sunday
“Given the reported bias-motivated slurs used during the alleged assault, we ask local, state and federal law enforcement authorities to investigate this incident as a possible hate crime,” said CAIR-MN Executive Director Jaylani Hussein.
Hussein said CAIR has noted an unprecedented spike in hate incidents targeting Muslims and other minority groups since the November 8 election. The Washington-based Muslim civil rights organization recently released a report showing a 57 percent increase in anti-Muslim incidents in 2016 over the previous year. This spike in anti-Muslim incidents was accompanied by a 44 percent increase in anti-Muslim hate crimes during the same period.