CAIR-LA's Hussam Ayloush Joins Lawsuit Against Trump's Muslim Ban
Before President Donald Trump took office, Hussam Ayloush promised that the Council on American-Islamic Relations (CAIR) would fight any of his anti-Muslim policies with every legal means available. After Trump's move to bar entry of people from seven Muslim-majority countries to the United States, the Executive Director of CAIR-LA based in Anaheim is making good on his word. Ayloush joined more than 20 plaintiffs yesterday in a federal lawsuit filed in Virginia by the national Muslim civil rights group challenging the executive order on the grounds it violates the First and Fifth amendment of the constitution. Trump imposed the 90-day ban on Friday, singling out Iraq, Yemen, Iran, Syria, Sudan, Somalia and Libya, transforming the nation's airports into scenes of chaos and protest over the weekend. The American Civil Liberties Union won a stay on deportations Saturday night but the legal battles are only beginning.
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