CAIR-MI Executive Director Dawud Walid was one of the plaintiffs in CAIR’s lawsuit challenging President Trump’s xenophobic Muslim Ban executive order. Though the U.S. Supreme court gave a ruling yesterday in favor of the ban which we believe lacked moral clarity, CAIR-MI will continue to challenge the ban through raising awareness through community organizing and advocacy for relief through Congress.
CAIR-MI yesterday was a co-organizer of a rally in Downtown Detroit in which civil rights activists, religious leaders and political candidates informed the general public about the immoral nature of the Muslim ban and how we plan on legally resisting it.
SEE: CAIR-MI Rally at Campus Martius (Detroit News)
SEE Video: Impact felt in Detroit as Supreme Court Upholds Trump travel ban (FOX 2)
ACLU-MI and CAIR-MI tomorrow are co-sponsoring an event in Detroit along with other community groups to raise awareness about how yesterday’s decision will affect Muslims residing in Michigan who have family members in banned countries.
CAIR-MI on Sunday at 1:45 p.m. will also be holding a community discussion at Masjid Mu’ath bin Jabal, 6096 Dorothy St in Detroit about the recent court decision and provide guidance to the congregants who are predominately of Yemeni and Somali origins, Yemen and Somalia being two of the countries on the banned list.
It is critical now more than ever to support the vital work of CAIR-MI. Please give a donation today at www.cairmichigan.org/donate or write a check or money order to: CAIR-MI, 30201 Orchard Lake Rd, Farmington Hills, MI, 48334.
More information will be coming soon about other actions in resisting the Muslim ban as well as the recent rushed deportations of undocumented immigrants which continue to split apart families.