CAIR-Chicago commends the Senate for its January 19th vote to block the anti-refugee bill
The “Smith-Mundt Modernization Act of 2013” bill passed in the House on May 18th, and is now going to the Senate for a vote. Contact your Senators and stop this bill!
On May 27th, 2011, President Obama signed the renewal of the USA PATRIOT Act. The purpose of the bill was to enhance domestic security against terrorism in response to the September 11th attacks, but it has gone far beyond its preventative purpose and encroached on our constitutional rights.
The passing of the Illinois DREAM Act not only shows that Illinois is an immigrant friendly state, but also that the political power of immigrants in this country is growing stronger. The state of Illinois holds the honor of being the first state in the nation to opt out of the “Secure Communities” program and is the first state in the nation to actually implement a version of the DREAM Act.
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