Immigration Delays Top Complaint From Oklahoma Muslims, Report Says

December 11, 2009

Source: NewsOK

Government agencies accounted for more than half of civil rights complaints from Oklahoma Muslims last year, according to a report released Thursday by a state advocacy group.

Most of the complaints reported were regarding immigration delays, said Razi Hashmi, executive director of the Oklahoma chapter of the Council on American-Islamic Relations.

Immigration problems have been reported by members of other minority communities, particularly Hispanics, Hashmi said.

The number of civil rights cases reported increased from 22 in 2007 to 41 in 2008, according to the annual report, which is the first to be issued by the state chapter of the Council on American-Islamic Relations.