The Council on American-Islamic Relations, California (CAIR-CA), is a chapter of the nation’s largest American Muslim civil rights and advocacy organization. CAIR-CA’s mission is to
enhance the understanding of Islam, protect civil rights, promote justice, and empower American Muslims.
Through its offices in the Greater Los Angeles Area (CAIR- LA), Sacramento Valley/Central California (CAIR-SV/ CC), San Diego (CAIR-SD), and the San Francisco Bay Area (CAIR-SFBA), CAIR-CA serves California’s estimated one million American Muslims.
CAIR-CA provides direct legal services to refugees/asylees, immigrants, and victims of discrimination. CAIR-CA also works with the media, facilitates community education as it relates to civil rights and civic participation, and engages in policy advocacy.
Amr Shabaik, CAIR-LA Civil Rights Managing Attorney; Amina Fields, CAIR-LA Immigrants’ Rights Attorney; Dina Chehata, CAIR-LA Civil Rights Attorney; Amir Naim, CAIR-SFBA Immigrants’ Rights Attorney; Ammad Rafiqi, CAIR-SFBA Civil Rights & Legal Services Coordinator; Brittney Rezaei, CAIR-SFBA Managing Attorney; Jeffrey Wang, CAIR-SFBA Civil Rights Attorney; Sahar Mousavi, CAIR-SFBA Immigrants’ Rights Attorney; Jeena Malik, CAIR-SV/CC Immigrants’ Rights Attorney; and Layli Shirani, CAIR- CAIR-SV/CC Senior Civil Rights Attorney; edited and compiled this report.
CAIR-CA would like to thank Eugene W. Fields, CAIR-LA Communications Manager; Hasna El-Nounou, CAIR-SV/ CC Outreach & Youth Development Coordinator; Zoha Raza, CAIR-SFBA Communications Coordinator; and Omair Khan, CAIR-SD Operations and Development Manager for providing invaluable support on this project.