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8.5 Million Experts at SCOTUS Oral Arguments

As the Supreme Court heard oral arguments around the Muslim ban today, April 25th, a number of experts from 8.5 Million were in the court overseeing the proceedings. The following experts were in the room and are available to comment.

Zahra Billoo is a civil rights attorney and the executive director of the San Francisco Bay Area chapter of the Council on American Islamic Relations (CAIR). As such, she leads the oldest CAIR chapter in the country, serving the Bay Area's 250,000 Muslims.
Sirine Shebaya is a Senior Staff Attorney with Muslim Advocates. Prior to joining Muslim Advocates, she spent many years advocating for the civil rights of immigrants and other communities of color.
Dr. Debbie Almontaser is affiliated with the Yemeni American Merchants Association of New York (YAMA), which was birthed through the Yemeni Bodega Strike in New York in Protest to the Executive Order Travel Ban.

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Namira Islam

Co-Founder, Executive Director, MuslimARC
Detroit, MI
Namira Islam brings faith-based education to advocacy work in the racial justice realm.

Namira Islam is a poverty lawyer and graphic designer. She is a Co-Founder and Executive Director of the Muslim Anti-Racism Collaborative (MuslimARC), a faith-based human rights education organization which focuses on racial justice. Namira has practiced in poverty law in Flint, Michigan, worked in prisoners’ rights litigation, and interned in international criminal law and war crimes for the United Nations in The Hague, The Netherlands.

Women's Issues, Discrimination and Bigotry, Civic Engagement, US Politics