12:51 AM 5/18/2007 CAIR-Chicago Executive Director Ahmed Rehab and Government Relations Coordinator Sadiya Ahmed attended a press conference on Monday, May 7, 2007 at Hotel Allegro in Downtown, Chicago. The press conference, organized by the Illinois Coalition for Immigrant and Refugee Rights (ICIRR) brought together organizations working toward comprehensive immigration reform.
According to Rehab, anti-immigrant rhetoric comes almost-exclusively from the Republican Party and is something that must be stopped immediately. Following the press conference, a group of members of the coalition walked to the Republican Party’s office in Downtown to deliver 41,000 voter registration cards that activist groups have worked to register since 2004. The Republican Party would not let the group come up into their office or the floor that their office is currently on.
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