Muslim Ban Update

Dear Friend,

In the week since the 'Muslim Ban' executive order was issued, the situation has been extremely fluid with changes occurring to the travel ban almost daily. We urge you to follow our Facebook page for the latest news. 

On February 3, U.S. District Judge James Robart ordered a temporary halt of the travel ban nationwide and the Department of Homeland Security complied. The following day, the Department of Justice appealed the temporary halt and today the appeals court denied this request.

What does this mean for travelers from the affected countries?

U.S. Customs and Border Protection issued a travel advisory reinstating visas and instructing airlines to allow travelers who were previously barred to board their flights to the U.S. 

Keeping in mind the rapidly changing situation and unforeseen circumstances, we urge travelers previously affected by the travel ban to rebook flights immediately in order to complete travel as soon as possible. In cases where physical visas have been canceled, the electronic version should remain valid.

If you have questions or face any issues, contact us at 205-313-6489 or file an incident report here. 

Stop Steve Bannon's Appointment to the National Security Council

The Senate Committee on Homeland Security is tallying calls regarding Bannon's appointment to the National Security Council (NSC). Bannon's anti-Muslim remarksand actions, including a 2007 Islamophobic film proposal, are alarming and run counter to the ideals that this office requires.

Call the Senate Committee on Homeland Security at 202-224-4751 and/or send email via this form.

Express your opposition to Bannon's appointment to the NSC. Tell the committee that the NSC needs to remain non-partisan, and that no political figure should play such a critical role in decisions that directly impact our national security and our military policy.

In solidarity,

Your team at CAIR-Alabama