Countdown Vol. 17 No. 15: The Things We Didn’t Want to Hear

Posted on February 16, 2018 in Countdown

DREAMers Countdown: It’s been 164 days since President Trump moved to end DACA, and Congress has yet to save it.

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Protect the Civil Rights of All Americans; Tell the Senate Committee to Reject Kenneth Marcus’ nomination to the Office of Civil Rights at the Department of Education

Posted on December 08, 2017 in Action Alerts

This week, the Senate Committee on Health, Education, Labor and Pensions held a hearing for nominees to serve in the Departments of Labor & Education, including Kenneth Marcus, nominee to lead the Office of Civil Rights (OCR) at the Department of Education. 

As our political environment has seen an increase in racist, anti-Semitic, anti-Muslim, anti-Arab, anti-immigrant, anti-women, and anti-LGBTQ incidents, the OCR needs a director that can address these concerns without bias and with equal application of civil rights protections for all. Kenneth Marcus fails to meet this standard....

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Protect Civil Rights, Reject Kenneth Marcus’ nomination to the Office of Civil Rights at the Department of Education

Posted by Arab American Institute on December 08, 2017 in Blog

This week, the Senate Committee on Health, Education, Labor and Pensions held a hearing for nominees to serve in the Departments of Labor & Education, including Kenneth Marcus, nominee to lead the Office of Civil Rights (OCR) at the Department of Education. 

As our political environment has seen an increase in racist, anti-Semitic, anti-Muslim, anti-Arab, anti-immigrant, anti-women, and anti-LGBTQ incidents, the OCR needs a director that can address these concerns without bias and with equal application of civil rights protections for all. Kenneth Marcus fails to meet this...

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SCOTUS allows Muslim Ban 3 to take full effect

Posted by Ryan J. Suto on December 06, 2017 in Blog

The Supreme Court released two identical, 1-page orders this week regarding Muslim Ban litigation. The effect of the orders is to allow the Presidential Proclamation, widely referred to as Muslim Ban 3, to temporarily take full effect, overruling a district court injunction out of Hawai’i and a restraining order from Maryland limiting the scope of the Ban. The orders came as identical 7-2 decisions with no explanations or reasoning. As a reminder, Muslim Ban 3 includes particular nationals of...

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Working with the Lawyers Committee for Civil Rights in the Fight Against Hate

Posted by Guest on October 02, 2017 in Blog

by Sarah Seniuk Founded in 1963 by direction of President John F. Kennedy, the Lawyers Committee for Civil Rights Under Law fights to ensure the equal protection of and justice under the law, particularly for marginalized and under-protected groups. Following the election of President Trump and the ensuing rise of hate crimes across the country, the Lawyers Committee expanded their work to target hate crimes, both responding to reports of hate and attempting to prevent the crimes and incidents entirely. The new Stop Hate initiative seeks...

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AAI Statement on Presidential Proclamation Regarding the Muslim Ban

Posted by Arab American Institute on September 25, 2017 in Blog

Arab American Institute Executive Director Maya Berry issued the following statement regarding President Trump’s third try at the Muslim Ban:  The Trump Administration’s attempt to window dress their Muslim Ban by presidential proclamation doesn’t fool anyone. The proclamation expands the xenophobic policies that discriminate against individuals predominantly because of their Muslim faith or national origin. It’s no surprise that facing Supreme Court arguments the Trump Administration would try to play one more shell game to circumvent a potential ruling. Shamefully though, this third iteration of the Muslim Ban goes farther than the second version adding yet another Muslim-majority...

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Forty Four years ago today, an Arab American from Yemen gave his life for a just cause

Posted by Guest on August 15, 2017 in Blog

by Bob Fitch - Cesar Chaves leads funeral processionfor UFW martyr Nagi Daifullah, 1973 By Annie Riley Farm Workers Join Together “No other segment of our population is so poorly paid yet contributes so much to our Nation’s wealth and welfare,” said the U.S. Senate Subcommittee on Migratory Labor. This segment is our nation’s farm workers. In the 1960s and still to this day, the majority of the farm workers in the United States have been immigrants,...

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Trump’s Proposed Budget Increases: Civil Rights Protections at Risk

Posted by Ryan J. Suto on August 09, 2017 in Blog

On Wednesday, August 9 AAI held a Congressional Briefing entitled "Trump’s Proposed Budget Increases: Civil Rights Protections at Risk." The event followed a previous AAI Congressional discussion about Trump’s proposed budget cuts. The speakers at the event detailed how the Trump administration has requested to both shift funding and add funding to specific areas of law enforcement which would give teeth to candidate Trump’s campaign rhetoric leading up to the 2016 presidential election. 

On criminal justice issues, Ed Chung, Vice President for Criminal Justice Reform at the Center for American Progress, noted that the Administration’s budget request is...

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John Gore’s Selection to Head DOJ Civil Rights Deserves More Attention

Posted by Guest on August 09, 2017 in Blog

By Kai Wiggins

Anthony Scaramucci’s tenure at the White House was akin to that of a roman candle exploding in the night. He was colorful. He was loud. He was made to entertain.

But he wasn’t here to stay. Like all good fireworks, the now-former communications director fizzled into the abyssal dark. He was luminous and ephemeral, and he captured the attention of us all. And perhaps that is exactly what he was meant to do to. For while everyone in this country knows the name Scaramucci, few have probably heard the name John Gore.

Gore recently replaced Tom Wheeler...

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Another Ban: Trump’s attack on LGBTQ Rights

Posted by Guest on August 03, 2017 in Blog

By Sarah Decker Following the Muslim Ban, which bars the entrance of refugees and individuals from five Arab countries and Iran, all Muslim majority countries, Trump’s latest ban seeks to prevent transgender soldiers from serving in the U.S. military.  The ban was announced through a series of tweets on July 26, just over a year after Trump declared his LGBT- friendly credentials, also via Twitter. The decision to prevent the service of transgender military personnel in any...

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