On the eve of a critical month for immigration issues, activists plan a wave of marches, unity vigils and lobbying to try to sway Congressional support for reform this year.
CAIR-Chicago Governmental Relations Coordinator Sadiya Ahmed, along with CIOGC representative Farid Al-Taqi, Imam Haj Ibrahim from the Mosque of Umar and 50th Ward candidate Salman Aftab, met with Congressman Jesse Jackson Jr. on Thursday, July 6, 2006 at Congressman Jackson’s office.
CAIR-Chicago Governmental Relations Coordinator Sadiya Ahmed attended the Illinois Coalition Civil Liberties at the Downtown Islamic Center on Thursday, June 8. The coalition met to discuss the potential issues for the coalition to focus on over the summer.
CAIR-Chicago Executive Director Ahmed Rehab and Governmental Relations Coordinator Sadiya Ahmed attended the Chicago Tribune Community Luncheon on Tuesday, June 6 at the Chicago Tribune building.
After mass demonstrations by the immigrant and minority communities, the Senate passed its version of immigration reform legislation. The final vote, 62-36, came after several months of heated debate from both sides.
CAIR-Chicago is working in conjunction with several community organizations including United Power for Action and Justice and the Illinois Coalition for Immigrant and Refugee Rights to bring attention to three crucial Chicago area community concerns: gun sales to criminals, immigration reform, and civil rights and liberties.
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