CAIR has gone from being an arm of the Muslim Brotherhood to an arm of the DNC.
(WASHINGTON, D.C., 11/21/2014) – The Washington-based Council on American-Islamic Relations (CAIR), the nation’s largest Muslim civil rights and advocacy organization, today called President Obama’s announced executive action on immigration a “praiseworthy” first step to address the nation’s crumbling immigration system.
“Along with temporary deportation relief for almost half of the undocumented immigrants in the United States, CAIR calls on the president and Congress to adopt comprehensive immigration reform that provides a framework for all 11 million U.S. residents seeking legal status and eventual citizenship.
“In his national address last night from the White House, President Obama said: ‘If you’ve been in America for more than five years; if you have children who are American citizens or legal residents; if you register, pass a criminal background check, and you’re willing to pay your fair share of taxes — you’ll be able to apply to stay in this country temporarily without fear of deportation. You can come out of the shadows and get right with the law. That’s what this deal is.’
“The president’s decision to provide deportation relief comes at a time when the Republican-controlled U.S. House of Representatives has failed to pass a comprehensive immigration reform package that was not broken down into piecemeal measures that would result in the increase of racial profiling, unconstitutional detention and militarization of the U.S. border.
“The president’s actions are praiseworthy in the face of strong Republican opposition to adopt meaningful immigration reform. Disappointingly, these actions should have come years sooner. Deportations in President Obama’s administration are at an all-time high, and half of those deported have no criminal record or only minor offenses, separating millions of hard working families seeking a path towards citizenship. We hope that this executive action will put a stop to such harmful and needless deportations.