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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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Deepa Iyer

Senior Fellow, Center for Social Inclusion
Washington, DC
Deepa Iyer is an expert on hate violence, profiling, and the intersections between immigration and national security policy as they relate to the MASA community.

Deepa Iyer is a South Asian American writer, lawyer, and racial justice advocate. Ms. Iyer’s areas of expertise include the post 9/11 America experiences of South Asian, Muslim, Arab and Sikh immigrants, national security and immigration policies, and racial equity and solidarity practices. 

Racial/Religious Profiling, Immigration, Hate Violence/Hate Crimes, National Security, Discrimination and Bigotry, US Politics, Race and Racism