Press Center

Please direct press inquiries to:

  • Fatima Khan, media consultant – media@muslimadvocates.org or 415-692-1512
  • Scott Simpson, public advocacy director – scott@muslimadvocates.org or 202-735-1984

119 Faith and Civil Rights Groups File Amicus Brief in Support of DACA Recipients

This week, Muslim Advocates and the law firm of Patterson Belknap Webb & Tyler, LLP filed an amicus brief on behalf of 119 religious groups and organizations representing or working with faith communities asking the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit to suspend the government’s planned termination of the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals program (DACA).

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Advocates Urge DHS, ICE To Tell The Public About New Vetting Processes

Today, Muslim Advocates along with a coalition of 29 civil rights and civil liberties organizations filed a Freedom of Information Act (FOIA) request, urging the U.S. Department of Homeland Security (DHS) and U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) to release detailed information concerning their “Extreme Vetting Initiative,” which involves a number of invasive and troubling practices, including social media monitoring of visa applicants and visa holders.

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