Source: CAIR Press Release
On December 24, 2004 a CAIR Press Release reported, "representatives of the Council on American-Islamic Relations - Southern California (CAIR-LA) and the Muslim Public Affairs Council (MPAC) met yesterday with senior officials from the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) and its largest investigative arm, Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE). The meeting was designed to develop dialogue and communication between the American Muslim community and both government agencies. Concerns addressed at the meeting included the perceived lack of openness by ICE and DHS officials, targeting of Muslim immigrants and ways to enhance the nation's security without undermining civil liberties. Although DHS and ICE officials declined to discuss specific cases, the Muslim community's concerns about the detentions of Imam Wagdy Ghoneim and Abdul Jabbar Hamdan were brought to their attention."