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Video: CAIR-GA Joins Coalition of Attorneys Countering Muslim Ban at Atlanta Airport

Hartsfield(ATLANTA, GA, 06/29/17) Starting on Thursday, June 29, a coalition of Georgia law firms and civil rights organizations plan to assist travelers who may be impacted by President Trump's "Muslim Ban," parts of which are scheduled to take effect at 8 pm EST at Hartsfield-Jackson Atlanta International Airport. 
 
 
The coalition encourages the family members of any wrongfully detained travelers to contact the attorneys for assistance over the weekend.
 
"The fact that President Trump wants to ban many American Muslims from welcoming their grandparents to the United States is the latest sign that this executive order has little to do with national security and everything to do with anti-Muslim bigotry," said Edward Ahmed Mitchell, executive director of CAIR-GA. "Grandparents hardly pose a threat to the homeland."

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CAIR-GA Encourages Mosques To Continue Hosting Interfaith Dinners After Ramadan

ICCA 2017 Dinner

(ATLANTA, GA - 6/24/17) The Georgia chapter of the Council-American Islamic Relations today encouraged the Georgia Muslim community to continue hosting interfaith open houses and dinners, even after the month of Ramadan. During the holy month, CAIR Georgia delivered its Islam 101 presentation at interfaith dinners hosted by the Islamic Society of Stockbridge and the Islamic Community Center of Atlanta.

"We need not wait until Ramadan 2018 before engaging in interfaith dialogue with our neighbors," said Edward Ahmed Mitchell, executive director of CAIR-GA. "Georgia mosques should consider holding interfaith open houses or dinners every month or so in order to build bridges, break down stereotypes, and answer questions about Islam and Muslims."

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CAIR Georgia Issues Travel Alert As Supreme Court Considers Reinstating 'Muslim Ban'

unnamed.jpg(ATLANTA, GA - 6/22/17) The Georgia chapter of the Council on American-Islamic Relations today issued a travel alert in response to the Supreme Court's expected decision regarding the freeze on President Trump's "Muslim Ban."

Over the next few weeks, the United States Supreme Court could make its first critical decisions about President Trump's Muslim Ban, which has been blocked over the past few months. Although the justices will not issue a final ruling on the ban, they must decide whether to continue freezing the Ban while lawsuits against it proceed through the system. 

"Although we hope that the Supreme Court will maintain the injunction against President Trump's unconstitutional and discriminatory Muslim Ban, every impacted community should prepare for the worst case scenario," said Edward Ahmed Mitchell, executive director of CAIR Georgia. "Citizens of the six targeted Muslim nations who live in America as lawful permanent residents, or with a student or work visa, should consult with an immigration attorney. We also recommend such residents stay in the United States until the Court issues its initial ruling."

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