400+ Muslims Participate in 3rd National Muslim Advocacy Day on Capitol Hill

More than three times as many people — 400-plus — showed up to lobby this year on Capitol Hill compared with the first time the U.S. Council of Muslim Organizations held the event in 2015. They represented over 30 different states. More than 60 ICNA members, representing 12 states, participated in the event which was held on Monday and Tuesday, May 1-2. This is … Read more 400+ Muslims Participate in 3rd National Muslim Advocacy Day on Capitol Hill

How a Bill Becomes Law

Source: House.Gov Creating laws is the U.S. House of Representatives’ most important job. All laws in the United States begin as bills. Before a bill can become a law, it must be approved by the U.S. House of Representatives, the U.S. Senate, and the President. Let’s follow a bill’s journey to become law. The Bill Begins Laws begin as ideas. … Read more How a Bill Becomes Law

Muslims on Capitol Hill learn how to lobby

By Aysha Khan and Lauren Markoe Source: Religion News Service WASHINGTON (RNS) In the community room of  St. Mark’s Episcopal Church, the nerve center of a two-day Muslim lobbying campaign on Capitol Hill, both first-time and veteran lobbyists compared notes: More than three times as many people — 400-plus — showed up to lobby at this year’s annual Muslim Advocacy Day (Monday and Tuesday, … Read more Muslims on Capitol Hill learn how to lobby

10 Tips to Safeguard Your Mosque in the Era of Anti-Muslim Bigotry

Hate crimes against the Muslim community are on a rise especially after the election of Donald Trump. One of the main targets for this hate have been mosques. Since Trump entered the White House, mosques have been vandalized, set on fire, and worshipers shot to death. On top of that, we have far-right islamophobes in the White House, who are closely linked … Read more 10 Tips to Safeguard Your Mosque in the Era of Anti-Muslim Bigotry

What to Do When Immigration Agents Are At Your Door

ICNA CSJ continues its series on knowing your rights with Immigration Lawyer Afia Yunus from Yunus Law. In this webinar, Afia speak on what to do when immigration officers (ICE) knock on your door. What should do? Do you have to let them in? Should you answer any of their questions? Do you have to show proof of your legal status … Read more What to Do When Immigration Agents Are At Your Door

ICNA CSJ Joins Faith Leaders to Condemn New Muslim Ban

Today, Rameez Abid, Communications Director of ICNA CSJ, stood with faith leaders in front of the White House to condemn the second version of President Trump’s fear based Executive Order (EO) targeting Muslim majority countries. The press conference was arranged by Faith in Public Life. Numerous reports have pointed out that not a single terrorist attack has taken place on … Read more ICNA CSJ Joins Faith Leaders to Condemn New Muslim Ban

Fact Sheet: Harms of New Muslim Ban Executive Order

Prepared by Naureen Shah from Amnesty International USA Today, President Trump signed a new executive order banning people from six countries and suspending the refugee admissions program. The Trump administration may characterize the new order as scaled back and careful.  In fact, the new order is inhumane, irrational and will not make the U.S. safer. It will cause harm to … Read more Fact Sheet: Harms of New Muslim Ban Executive Order

Summary of the New Muslim Ban 2.0

Prepared by Immigration Lawyer Afia Yunus from Yunus Law On March 6, 2017, President Trump signed a new executive order rescinding his prior “Muslim Ban” and creating new rules relating to immigration. A summary of the major points is below: Who is banned from entry? Foreign nationals from Iran, Libya, Somalia, Syria, Sudan, Yemen who are outside the US and … Read more Summary of the New Muslim Ban 2.0