Below is the archive of press releases issued by AAI and stories in which AAI appears. If you are a member of the media and interested in talking with us, please contact Rawan Elbaba/Jen Salan (202-429-9210).

Arab Americans, Rights Groups Protest Bigoted Agendas of Trump & Netanyahu

Posted on February 14, 2017

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE   Feb 14, 2017        Contact: jsalan@aaiusa.org / 202-429-9210 Media Advisory   Arab Americans, Rights Groups Protest Bigoted Agendas of Trump & Netanyahu Community Stands for Equality, Justice, Immigrants, Refugees & Peace Washington, DC – On Wednesday, February 15, Arab Americans will be joined by a broad coalition of rights advocates to protest the xenophobic and bigoted agendas of President Donald Trump and Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu. The protest comes as the Israeli PM makes his first official visit to the White...

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Statement of AAI President James Zogby on President Trump’s Executive Action on Immigration and Refugee Admissions

Posted on January 27, 2017

The Executive Order issued today by President Trump is wrong on so many levels.  President Trump's order to ban the entry of individuals from Arab and Muslim-majority countries to the U.S. is a misguided act that will deny millions of Americans the opportunity to be visited by their parents, siblings, and other family members.   Similarly, there is the President's decision to suspend our nation's refugee program. With one broad stoke, he has slammed the door on tens of thousands of innocents fleeing persecution and seeking refuge in our country. This heartless act is not based on...

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Plurality of Americans Stand with Refugees and Undocumented In Contrast to Policies Outlined by President Trump

Posted on January 27, 2017

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE                                                       Jan 27, 2017                                                                                     Contact: Jennifer Salan, 202-429-9210 / jsalan@aaiusa.org     Plurality of Americans Stand with Refugees and Undocumented In Contrast to Policies Outlined by President Trump   (Washington)...

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Statement: Executive Actions on "Wall" & Sanctuary Cities Are Scapegoat Politics

Posted on January 25, 2017

The Arab American Institute released the following statement in regards to Executive Orders on the "Wall and sanctuary cities.  With a stroke of the pen today, President Trump is attempting to wipe away local communities’ ability to welcome all people, including those who may be undocumented. Fourth Amendment, Welcoming Cities and so called "sanctuary cities" are home to large and vibrant immigrant communities that allow them to build their lives and community while advancing public safety because they are free to speak without fear. This action will create a "show me your papers culture" and is in violation of Fourth Amendment protections to be free from "unreasonable...

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Human Rights, Civil Rights and Immigration Advocates & Experts Respond to President Donald Trump’s Immigration and Refugee Executive Action

Posted on January 25, 2017

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Jan 27, 2017 Contact: Jennifer Salan jsalan@aaiusa.org 202-249-9210 ***Briefing 6PM ET - Call-in Details: 515-604-9517 code: 843450*** Media Advisory  Rights Experts and Advocates Offer Analysis on President Donald Trump’s Immigration and Refugee Executive Action Washington, DC – Rights experts and advocates will come together to provide analysis on the community impacts and legality of President Trump’s anticipated Executive action on immigration and refugees one hour after an order is signed. Please join us on a call to hear directly from the affected communities and...

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Arab American Institute Welcomes Passage of UNSC Resolution on Illegality of Israeli Settlements

Posted on December 23, 2016

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE                                            December 23, 2016              Contact: relbaba@aaiusa.org / 703-209-0239 Official Statement   Arab American Institute Welcomes Passage of UNSC Vote on Illegality of Israeli Settlements The Arab American Institute released the following statement today: The Arab American Institute welcomes the passage of today’s U.N. Security Council vote on the illegality of Israeli settlements and in support of a political resolution to the Palestinian-Israeli conflict. For the past four decades, the United States has pursued a consequential – and ultimately failed – strategy of shielding the state of...

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Arab American Institute Welcomes Administration's Decision to Repeal NSEERS Framework

Posted on December 22, 2016

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE                                            December 22, 2016              Contact: relbaba@aaiusa.org / 703-209-0239 Official Statement   Arab American Institute Welcomes Administrations Decision to Repeal NSEERS Framework The Arab American Institute released the following statement today: The Arab American Institute (AAI) is pleased by the Obama Administration’s decision to repeal the regulatory framework behind the National Security Exit-Entry Registration System (NSEERS). The program, which came into effect in 2002, targeted boys and men from 25 countries, predominately Muslim-majority or Arab. Of the...

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HILL BRIEFING: Combatting the Trend of Hate, Experts Examine Underreporting of Hate Crimes, Uptick & Solutions

Posted on December 07, 2016

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE                                            Dec 7, 2016              Contact: jsalan@aaiusa.org / 202-429-9210 Media Advisory   Combatting the Trend of Hate: Post-Election Hate Incidents Expert Panel Examines Underreporting of Hate Crimes, Recent Uptick & Solutions  Washington, DC – On Thursday, Dec 8, the Arab American Institute will hold a briefing at 10:30AM to discuss the recent post-election uptick in hate incidents, the historic problem of underreporting considering the 2015 hate crime data and potential reporting and policy solutions. This panel provides an...

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Arab Americans Ask Obama for Action on Surveillance

Posted on November 21, 2016

For immediate release: November 21, 2016 Arab Americans Ask Obama for Action on Surveillance Groups Lay Out 11 Achievable Steps

The Arab American Institute joined a coalition of diverse groups in calling on President Obama to strengthen democracy by acting on key surveillance issues. Full text of the letter follows: Dear President Obama, On your first day in office, you embraced the goals of ensuring the public’s trust and strengthening our democracy in a memorandum on transparency and open government. As your administration winds down and our democracy faces strong...

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Arab Americans Oppose NSEERS

Posted on November 21, 2016

Download here   For Immediate Release: November 21, 2016 Arab Americans Oppose NSEERS Coalition Calls on Obama to Dismantle Framework

  The Arab American Institute joined nearly 200 groups calling on the Administration of President Obama to do away with the framework of the discriminatory National Security Exit-Entry Registration System (NSEERS). Full text of the letter below:

November 21, 2016

President Barack Obama The White House 1600 Pennsylvania Avenue, N.W. Washington, DC 20500

Dear Mr. President:...

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