Chicago Islamic Council Mobilizes for Immigration Rally

April 29, 2006


On April 29, 2006 Medill News Service/ reported, "Muslim leaders are mobilizing their community to join thousands of marchers on Monday, a day that has historically commemorated the struggle of working people throughout the world. In a bid to strengthen their solidarity with the Latino community, which is lobbying for immigration reform, the Council of Islamic Organizations of Greater Chicago has called on its faithful to march for immigrant civil rights Monday... The Muslim community and other ethnic groups are protesting a controversial federal law approved in the U.S. House of Representatives that would crack down on illegal immigrants and those who employ them... Some Muslims have said they were subjected to forms of immigration or racial profiling. Others have complained of backlogs and delays to obtaining their citizenship, despite completed paperwork and paid fees."