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A protester holds a sign at San Francisco International Airport during a demonstration to denounce President Donald Trump's executive order that bars citizens of seven predominantly Muslim-majority countries from entering the U.S. Saturday, Jan. 28, 2017, in San Francisco. (AP Photo/Marcio Jose Sanchez)

CAIR filed a lawsuit claiming Trump's travel ban is unconstitutional


WATCH | Here's CAIR's press conference on its lawsuit against the travel ban.

Here's the full lawsuit.

The Council on American-Islamic Relations will file a federal lawsuit on Monday, claiming President Trump's executive order that temporarily banned immigration by citizens of seven predominantly Muslim countries violates the Constitution.

The executive order has sparked widespread protests despite Trump insisting it is "not a Muslim ban." Confusion over how to implement the ban has angered and frustrated many. 

CAIR is scheduled to hold a press conference at 1 p.m. announcing the lawsuit, filed on behalf of more than 20 people. 

Unlike recent court rulings, this lawsuit will target the entire executive order.

There is no evidence that refugees - the most thoroughly vetted of all people entering our nation - are a threat to national security.
Lena Masri, CAIR National Litigation Director

CAIR, based in Washington, is America's largest Muslim and civil liberties and advocacy organization. 

Trump has insisted characterizations of the order as a "Muslim ban" are misguided.

Is Trump's travel ban constitutional?

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