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).

Palestinian Artist Kamal Boullata Recognized for Lifetime of Work

Posted on April 14, 2017

ARAB AMERICAN INSTITUTE FOUNDATION FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE                                                       April 14, 2017                                                                              Contact: Jennifer Salan, 202-429-9210 / jsalan@aaiusa.org  Palestinian Artist Kamal Boullata Recognized for Lifetime of Work Presentation at...

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Arab Americans Honor Chobani CEO Hamdi Ulukaya

Posted on April 11, 2017

ARAB AMERICAN INSTITUTE FOUNDATION FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE                                                       April 10, 2017                                                                              Contact: Jennifer Salan, 202-429-9210 / jsalan@aaiusa.org  Arab Americans Honor Chobani CEO Hamdi Ulukaya Presentation to be Made at 2017 Kahlil Gibran Spirit of Humanity Awards...

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AAI Deeply Concerned that Clarion Project is Advocating Hate on The Hill

Posted on March 21, 2017

ARAB AMERICAN INSTITUTE FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE                                                       March 21, 2017                                                                                     Contact: Jennifer Salan, 202-429-9210 / jsalan@aaiusa.org  -

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Arab, Muslim, and Jewish Groups: "Gorka Must Go"

Posted on March 16, 2017

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE / LINK March 16, 2017 Contacts: Scott Simpson, Scott@muslimadvocates.org, 202.735.1984 Jennifer Salan, JSalan@aaiusa.org, 202.429.9210 Elliot Levy, elliot.levy@berlinrosen.com, 202-800-7409   Arab, Muslim and Jewish Groups: “Gorka Must Go” WASHINGTON -- Muslim Advocates, Bend the Arc Jewish Action, and the Arab American Institute issued a joint statement following reports that established anti-Muslim bigot and top advisor to the Trump Administration Sebastian Gorka has taken...

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AAI Welcomes Court Actions on Muslim Ban

Posted on March 16, 2017

Once again, the courts are demonstrating there is a mechanism built into our system that protects our constitutional rights. The decisions of the judges in both Hawaii and Maryland halt the implementation of Trump’s Executive Order banning refugees and immigrants from six Arab and Muslim-majority countries. While the government tried to clean up this discriminatory action, the courts see it for what it is – exactly what President Trump campaigned on and what his staff have been advocating for – a Muslim ban. The actions by the courts yesterday are welcome news to all Americans who believe in...

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President’s Revised Executive Order is Still a “Muslim Ban”

Posted on March 06, 2017

ARAB AMERICAN INSTITUTE FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE                                                       March 6, 2017                                                                                     Contact: Jennifer Salan, 202-494-9857 / jsalan@aaiusa.org  Rawan Elbaba, 202-429-9210 / relbaba@aaiusa.org

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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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