(SOUTHFIELD, MI, 4/8/2015) – On Thursday, April 9, the Michigan chapter of the Council on American-Islamic Relations (CAIR-MI) will hold a news conference in Southfield, Mich., to announce the filing of a federal lawsuit seeking the emergency evacuation of Americans stranded in Yemen during the ongoing crisis. The lawsuit will be filed in the United States District Court, Eastern District of Michigan in Detroit on behalf of 43 Americans, including 23 children, currently stranded in Yemen.
WHAT: Press Conference to Announce Federal Lawsuit Seeking Emergency Evacuation of Americans Stranded in Yemen
WHERE: CAIR Michigan, 21700 Northwestern Hwy, Suite 815, Southfield, MI
WHEN: Thursday, April 9, 1 p.m.
“It is deplorable that the Obama Administration has refused to protect and evacuate the estimated 55,000 Americans whose lives are in immediate danger as a result of the ongoing crisis,” said CAIR-MI Staff Attorney Lena Masri. “The government’s blatant failure to act is the culmination of a long line of discriminatory policies targeting Americans of Yemeni national origin.”
The Law Office of Gadeir Abbas is cocounsel on the lawsuit.
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.
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CONTACT: CAIR-MI Staff Attorney Lena Masri, 248-390-9784, E-Mail: email@example.com; CAIR-MI Executive Director Dawud Walid, 248-842-1418, E-Mail: firstname.lastname@example.org; Attorney Gadeir Abbas, 720-251-0425, Email: email@example.com