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CAIR-Georgia Calls on President Trump and Sec. Pompeo to Bring Home U.S. Students Trapped in Peru Under Martial Law

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(ATLANTA, GA, 3/20/2020) – The Georgia chapter on the Council on American-Islamic Relations (CAIR-Georgia) today called on President Donald Trump and Secretary of State Mike Pompeo to immediately seek the quickest, safest, and most efficient way to bring home 15 American students who are currently trapped in Peru under martial law. 

SEE: Letter Addressed to President Trump and Secretary Pompeo 

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CAIR Georgia Appoints Attorney Murtaza Khwaja as Legal & Policy Director

MKhwaja.png(ATLANTA, GA – 2/24/2020) The Georgia chapter of the Council on American-Islamic Relations today announced that it has appointed attorney Murtaza Khwaja to serve as its Legal and Policy Director effective Feb. 1st.

Khwaja previously served as CAIR Georgia's staff attorney and lobbyist from 2017 to 2020.

In his new role, Khwaja manages, and oversees the expansion of, the civil rights organization's legal and policy departments, which are pursuing creative legal and grassroots advocacy solutions to address discrimination and bigotry in Georgia.

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Civil Rights Groups To Announce Federal Lawsuit Against Georgia's Unconstitutional Israel Anti-Boycott Law

201904men_isrpal_righttoboycott.jpg(ATLANTA, GA – 2/10/2020) -- On Monday, February 10, the Georgia chapter of the Council on American-Islamic Relations (CAIR-Georgia), CAIR Legal Defense Fund, and the Partnership for Civil Justice Fund plan to announce the filing of a federal free speech lawsuit against the University System of Georgia, which cancelled a journalist's speaking engagement on a college campus when she refused to sign a state-mandated oath pledging not to boycott the Israeli government.

SEE: Abby Martin Banned From Speaking at US University For Refusing to Sign Pro-Israel Pledge

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CAIR-Georgia Reaches Agreement Resolving Anti-Muslim Discrimination Complaint Filed Against Augusta Restaurant Chain

Augusta(ATLANTA, GA, 2/5/2019) – The Georgia chapter of the Council on American-Islamic Relations (CAIR-Georgia) today announced that it has reached an agreement that successfully resolves a federal discrimination complaint the Muslim civil rights organization filed against an Augusta restaurant chain last year.

In February 2019, CAIR-Georgia filed a federal discrimination complaint with the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission against Farmhaus Burger on behalf of Augusta resident Lacey Enevoldsen. 

SEE: Augusta Woman Files Discrimination Complaint Over Muslim Head Covering

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In the name of God, the Most Compassionate, the Most Merciful. All praise and thanks belong to God, the Lord of the Worlds. May peace & prayers be upon Prophet Muhammad and his family.

Dear Community Members and Friends,

Just a few days after the third anniversary of the first Muslim Ban, the Trump administration has expanded its travel restrictions targeting even more Muslims and immigrants of color.

The expanded Ban includes Sudan, Nigeria, Tanzania, Myanmar, Eritrea, and Kyrgyzstan. Individuals from Libya, Iran, Somalia, Yemen, Syria, North Korea, and Venezuela remain subject to the Muslim Ban as described here.

In this advisory, a project of the No Muslim Ban Ever campaign drafted by the attorneys at CAIR-SFBA and Advancing Justice-Asian Law Caucus, we cover information about the status of the Muslim Ban.

Please note that this information is subject to change based on the various legal challenges.

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