Tagged ‘DHS’

New Anti-Trespassing Law Could be Dangerous for Activists

Reflecting on a tumultuous year of Occupy movements and the Arab Spring, the U.S. government has passed not one, but two new anti-protesting laws. With the exclusion of single word – from “willingly and knowingly” to simply “knowingly” – the Federal Restricted Buildings and Grounds Improvement Act is further restricting Americans first amendment rights.

Civil Disobedience at the Secure Communities Hearing

On Wednesday, August 17th 2011, CAIR-Chicago staff attorney, Rabya Khan, and communications intern, Becky Fogel, attended a public hearing held by the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) to discuss the Secure Communities program. The event ended in civil disobedience led by local youth and the arrest of six attendees.

CAIR-Chicago Attends Department of Homeland Security Community Roundtable

CAIR-Chicago Civil Rights Coordinator Christina Abraham and PILI Fellow Tawfiq Ali attended a roundtable hosted by the Department of Homeland Security (DHS).

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CAIR-Chicago Attends DHS Community Roundtable

CAIR-Chicago Civil Rights Coordinator met with representatives from various Department of Homeland Security agencies and other Muslim organizations to discuss issues pertinent to the Muslim community.

CAIR-Chicago Assists with License Suspension Issue

CAIR-Chicago’s Civil Rights Coordinator Christina Abraham assisted a client in clearing up confusion surrounding a possible investigation pertaining to his license suspension.

CAIR-Chicago Meets with Congresswoman Jan Schakowsky

CAIR-Chicago Executive Director Ahmed Rehab, Civil Rights Coordinator Christina Abraham, and Governmental Relations Coordinator Sadiya Ahmed had a meeting on Thursday, August 10, 2006 with Congresswoman Jan Schakowsky at her Evanston office.

Citizenship Delay: Hear About the Issue from Government Representatives

Representatives from DHS will explain some of the reasons behind the delays in processing applications for citizenship.

CAIR-Chicago Meets with DHS

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.

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CAIR-Chicago and Community Leaders Meet with Representatives From Local DHS, FBI and US Attorney’s Office.

CIOGC Chairman, Dr. Abdul Malik Mujahid, Imam Jamal Said and Dr. Zaher Sahloul of the Mosque Foundation,…

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Profiling in Disguise

Recently, the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) has been urging Arab and Muslim Americans to register with them in order to distinguish travelers from people whose names, or close variations thereof, appear on US no-fly or selected lists compiled by intelligence and law enforcement agencies. This is done under the guise of building positive relationships with the Arab and Muslim communities.

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