Press Conference in Response to Executive Orders

(PHILADELPHIA, PA, 1/26/17) — Tomorrow, January 27, 2017, CAIR-Philadelphia will join Nationalities Service Center, HIAS-PA, ACLU-PA, and the Public Interest Law Center for a press conference in response to President Trump’s recent executive orders regarding the border wall with Mexico and ban on immigration from Muslim-majority countries.

The press conference will address the executive orders and the Philadelphia legal community’s commitment to protecting the civil liberties and rights of immigrants from all backgrounds.

WHAT: Press Conference in Response to Executive Orders
WHEN: Friday, January 27, 2017, 10:00 AM
WHERE: Nationalities Service Center, 1216 Arch Street, Philadelphia, PA
CONTACT: CAIR-Philadelphia Civil Rights Attorney Ryan Houldin

Yesterday, President Trump signed an executive order directing the construction of a wall on the US-Mexico border and expanding immigration enforcement efforts.

Steven Larín, Senior Director of Legal Services and Immigration Policy at the Nationalities Service Center?, said, “This is not who we are as a country and these orders do not honor the foundation of diversity and inclusivity upon which this Union was established. There are indeed dark days ahead for our immigrant and refugee families but the Nationalities Service Center and the agencies represented here stand ready to serve and stand with our global community.”

CAIR is America’s largest Muslim civil liberties and advocacy organization. Its mission is to enhance the understanding of Islam, encourage dialogue, protect civil liberties, empower American Muslims, and build coalitions that promote justice and mutual understanding.

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CONTACT: CAIR-Philadelphia Civil Rights Attorney Ryan Houldin, 267-515-6710; CAIR-Philadelphia Executive Director, 267-515-6710,

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