- Associated Press - Saturday, May 27, 2017

CHARLESTON, W.Va. (AP) - A national Muslim civil rights group plans to open an office in West Virginia.

The Charleston Gazette-Mail reports (https://bit.ly/2rsOP9q ) that the Council on American-Islamic Relations is looking for an executive director to lead the West Virginia branch.

National chapter director Lori Saroya says the Washington, D.C.-based organization hopes to open the West Virginia office in the next few months. The group has not announced a location yet.

The office would be the organization’s fifth to open in 2017. It currently operates more than 30 offices.

The Council on American-Islamic Relations has been opening more locations in particular since the election of President Donald Trump last year.

Trump has moved to ban travel to the United States from a handful of predominantly Muslim countries. Courts have continually blocked those attempts.

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