Countdown Vol. 17 No. 13: Misrepresented Realities

Posted on February 02, 2018 in Countdown

DREAMers Countdown: It’s been 150 days since President Trump moved to end DACA, and Congress has yet to save it.

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Statement: AAI Responds to Rejection of the "Middle Eastern or North African" Category from the 2020 Census

Posted by Arab American Institute on January 26, 2018 in Blog

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

January 26, 2018

CONTACT:

Margaret Lowry, mlowry@aaiusa.org

(202) 652-4993

Statement from AAI Executive Director Maya Berry on the Rejection of the “Middle Eastern or North African” Category from the 2020 Census:

Today’s announcement from the Census Bureau that the 2020 Census would not include a new “Middle Eastern or North African” category or use a combined question format is an egregious rejection of stakeholder interest that impedes the possibility of an accurate count.

The decision comes after the Office of Management and Budget...

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AAI Responds to Rejection of the "Middle Eastern or North African" Category from the 2020 Census

Posted on January 26, 2018 in Press Releases

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

January 26, 2018

CONTACT:

Margaret Lowry, mlowry@aaiusa.org

(202) 652-4993

Statement from AAI Executive Director Maya Berry on the Rejection of the “Middle Eastern or North African” Category from the 2020 Census:

Today’s announcement from the Census Bureau that the 2020 Census would not include a new “Middle Eastern or North African” category or use a combined question format is an egregious rejection of stakeholder interest that impedes the possibility of an accurate count.

The decision comes after the Office of Management and Budget...

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AAI Joins 170 Rights Groups to Oppose DOJ's Attempt to Add Citizenship Question to 2020 Census

Posted on January 10, 2018 in Press Releases

The Arab American Institute and 169 civil and human rights groups, sent a letter to Secretary of Commerce Wilbur Ross urging him to reject the Department of Justice’s request for Acting Census Director Ron Jarmin to add a new citizenship question on the 2020 Census. Download full letter here

Dear Secretary Ross:

On behalf of The Leadership Conference on Civil and Human Rights, a coalition charged by its diverse membership of more than 200 national organizations to promote and protect the civil and human rights of all persons in the United States, and the undersigned 169 organizations,...

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Census Information Center

Posted on August 01, 2017 in Research

The Census Bureau has designated AAI as its only Census Information Center dedicated to analyzing data on the Arab American community. As such, we offer updated demographics on the Arab American community, custom research requests, and access to Census Bureau data tools and trainings. Follow the links below to learn more about our involvement with the Census Bureau.


Take Action by Supporting Adding a MENA Category to the U.S. Census

Posted by Arab American Institute on April 13, 2017 in Blog

We're asking for your help to address our community’s concerns including access to health and social services and expanding civil rights protection. Support the creation of the MENA (Middle East/North Africa) checkbox as an ethnicity category on the U.S. Census and other federal forms today.

In 2011, the MENA Advocacy Network was established to represent the interest of all communities from the MENA region in the U.S. Census. Since then, the Census Bureau has moved forward with testing a MENA category in time for the 2020 Census. Today, the Office of Management and Budget (OMB) is making its final decisions...

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Support Adding a MENA Category to the U.S. Census

Posted on October 18, 2016 in Action Alerts
Being counted by the census is one of the most basic forms of inclusion in America. Support Adding a MENA Category to the U.S. Census!
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Making Sure Arab Americans Count: Adding a MENA Category to the Census

Posted by Margaret Lowry on July 06, 2015 in Blog

The Iraqi American community is one of the fastest growing populations of Americans with origins in the Middle East or North Africa, but it’s impossible to get an accurate number of how large the population actually is. The most recent count by the Census Bureau estimates that there are 116,190 Iraqi Americans in the United States, but other data on the community suggests that this number is much too low. For instance, the Office of Immigration Statistics at the Department of Homeland Security found that in only the past decade, 103,487...

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The U.S. Census

Posted on May 21, 2015 in Research

AAI has been involved in three decennial censuses and works continually with the Census Bureau to advocate on behalf of the Arab American community through the Census Information Center and the Decennial Census Advisory Committee. AAI makes demographic data available on our website and does custom research on the Arab American community. We continue to work on questions of classification of the Arab American community on the census and encourage the Census Bureau to broaden its options pertaining to ancestry.


Arab American Leadership Days Kick Off on Capitol Hill

Posted by on April 29, 2015 in Blog
Today, AAI hosted a select group of Arab American community leaders from across the country on Capitol Hill as part of its annual Leadership Day.
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