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Friday, July 03, 2015
CAIR-Chicago Communications Director Ahmed Rehab and Civil Rights Coordinator Christina Abraham, along with a number of Muslim community leaders, met with representatives from the United States Attorney for the Northern District of Illinois, and local FBI and DHS officials.
The parties discussed ways in which the Chicago FBI and local DHS officials can continue to improve relationships with the Chicago Muslim community.
A number of specific issues were presented by CAIR-Chicago and other attendees; among the issues discussed were delays in the citizenship process being experienced by area Muslims. Representatives of DHS and USCIS will soon meet with CAIR-Chicago to discuss this issue in greater detail. FBI officials also expressed desire to reach out to the Muslim community by conducting various educational seminars on hate crimes and other issues facing the community. The community representatives in attendance responded that they encourage members of their communities to fully cooperate with the FBI and other governmental officials.