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).

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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Official Statement: What We Do Now

Posted on November 09, 2016

For Immediate Release: November 14, 2016 Contact: jsalan@aaiusa.org / 202-429-9210   Following last week’s election, the Arab American Institute issued the following statement: November 9, 2016 The results are in and we have a new President-Elect, Donald Trump. While we take time to process what this means for our country and for our community, we write to say that our work not only continues but becomes even more urgent. The divisiveness and bigotry that have characterized this long election cycle have been difficult, and the campaign has understandably made a...

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Hill Briefing Tackles “No Fly, No Buy” and the “Terrorist Watch List”

Posted on September 22, 2016

For Immediate Release: Sept 19, 2016 Contact: jsalan@aaiusa.org / 202-429-9210 Media Advisory   Hill Briefing Tackles “No Fly, No Buy” and the “Terrorist Watch List” Washington, DC – On Friday, Sept. 23, the Arab American Institute will host a Hill briefing looking at the due process challenges around the “No Fly, No Buy” gun control bill and the “Terrorist Watch List”. Congresswoman Debbie Dingell (D-MI, 12), who has been an outspoken proponent of addressing due process concerns associated with the “Terrorist Watch List” will make opening remarks....

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Over 50 Organizations Demand a Fair Investigation in the Murder of Khalid Jabara

Posted on August 20, 2016

Over 50 Organizations Demand a Fair Investigation in the Murder of Khalid Jabara

Today, Muslim Advocates and the Arab American Institute (AAI) spearheaded a coalition letter of over 50 advocacy, civil rights, community and faith-based groups to demand that Tulsa Mayor Dewey Bartlett direct law enforcement to conduct a fair and thorough investigation of the heinous murder of Khalid Jabara, an Arab American who was killed by his neighbor, Stanley Majors. Majors had previously run over Mr. Jabara’s mother with a car and had a history of calling him and...

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