AAI Hosting NY Town Hall Meeting on Immigration, Civil Liberties and National Security

Posted on February 16, 2010 in Press Releases

Congressional Representatives, Federal and Local Officials, Arab American Leaders to Attend

WASHINGTON – February 16, 2010 – The Arab American Institute (AAI) and partnering organizations in New York City will host a town hall meeting on Immigration, Civil Liberties, and National Security on Wednesday, February 17 at Widdi Hall in Brooklyn, New York.

This forum will be an opportunity for elected officials, policymakers, and Arab American community leaders to discuss ongoing topics in the immigration debate and priorities for comprehensive immigration reform, including NSEERS, enforcement, racial profiling, and civil liberties protections...

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Viewpoint with James Zogby: Evelyn Garcia, Robert Malley, Steven Clemons, Mike German

Posted on January 15, 2010 in Viewpoint with James Zogby
Air Date: January 14, 2010 On Thursday's edition of Viewpoint with James Zogby – Evelyn Garcia, President of the Palm Beach County Chapter of the Democratic Caribbean Caucus of Florida; Rob Malley, Middle East and North Africa Program Director at the International Crisis Group; Steve Clemons, author of the popular political blog, Washington Note, and Director of the American Strategy Program at the New America Foundation; Mike German, Former FBI agent and current Policy Counsel on National Security, Immigration and Privacy for the American Civil Liberties Union (ACLU).
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How to report instances of airport harassment

Posted by AAI on January 13, 2010 in News Clips

In light of the attempted attack on Christmas day of Northwest flight 253, new policies and practices have been implemented by the Transportation Security Administration (TSA) that put our community under the microscope. Therefore, in order to serve our community better, AAI has been in contact with the White House, Department of Homeland Security, the Transportation Security Administration (TSA), State Department, Department of Justice and other federal agencies in regards to those changes and their affects on our community. Federal officials strongly recommend that any episode of harassment at airports or other border crossings be reported...

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Hill Briefing: Targeting Needles, or Adding More Hay?: Airport Profiling, ‘Countries of Interest’

Posted on January 11, 2010 in Reports

Washington, D.C. – January 11, 2010 – The Arab American Institute held a briefing on Capitol Hill entitled, Targeting Needles, or Adding More Hay?: Airport Profiling, 'Countries of Interest', and American Security, where three experts discussed the new Transportation Security Agency (TSA) screening regulations and the impact of these policies on aviation safety, affected travelers, and overall national security. The new TSA regulations require passengers traveling on passports from 14 countries, considered either “state sponsors of terror” or “countries of interest,” to be automatically subjected to enhanced screening procedures including full body searches and luggage inspections, in addition to the...

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AAI Statement on Aviation Safety and National Security

Posted by AAI on January 08, 2010 in News Clips

The Arab American Institute (AAI) supports efforts by the Obama Administration to review transportation safety and national security policies in response to the attempted attack on Northwest flight 253. AAI endorses improved screening practices that effectively enhance our national security, safeguard American civil liberties, and demonstrate respect for the traveling public.

We are troubled, however, by reports that policies mirroring failed profiling regimes of the past have been introduced. As of this week, individuals traveling from or through Afghanistan, Algeria, Cuba, Iraq, Iran, Lebanon, Libya, Nigeria, Pakistan, Saudi Arabia, Somalia, Sudan, Syria, and Yemen will be...

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Viewpoint with James Zogby: Ken Walsh, Afshin Molavi, Mike German

Posted on January 08, 2010 in Viewpoint with James Zogby
Air Date: January 7, 2010 On Thursday's edition of Viewpoint with James Zogby - Ken Walsh, Chief White House Correspondent for U.S. News & World Report; Afshin Molavi, Author, and Senior Research Fellow, American Strategy Program at the New America Foundation; Mike German, Former FBI agent and current Policy Counsel on National Security, Immigration and Privacy for the American Civil Liberties Union (ACLU).
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AAI President James Zogby to Testify Before House Homeland Security Committee

Posted on January 06, 2010 in Press Releases

WASHINGTON – December 15, 2009 – Arab American Institute (AAI) President Dr. James Zogby will testify today at 10:00 a.m. at a U.S. House Homeland Security Subcommittee on Intelligence, Information Sharing and Terrorism Risk Assessment hearing by invitation of Chairwoman Jane Harman.

Dr. Zogby’s testimony will focus on the unique experiences of assimilation and integration among ethnic and religious communities in the United States, and in addressing the hearing topic, will explain that “we are not Europe.”

“Recent cases, of course, are of real concern,” Dr. Zogby notes, “but we should not use a sledgehammer...

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2009 Homeland Security Testimony

Posted on December 15, 2009 in Speeches and Appearances
The subcommittee's meeting today to explore whether there are risk factors or preincident indicators of terrorist activity identified by intelligence and law enforcement organizations to enable them in thwarting attacks while preserving -- let me repeat that -- preserving individuals' right to privacy and civil liberties.
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Fayrouz Saad: Special Assistant, Office of Director for CRCL at DHS

Posted by on December 02, 2009 in Blog
Arab American community activist and public servant Fayrouz Saad is moving on from her position as Civic Engagement Coordinator at the Arab Community Center for Economic and Social Services (ACCESS) and the National Network for Arab American Communities (NNAAC), to assume the position of Special Assistant in the Office of the Director for Civil Rights and Civil Liberties at the Department of Homeland Security.
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Dr. Zogby Speaks at Conference Commemorating 45th Anniversary of Title VI of the Civil Rights Act

Posted on July 20, 2009 in Speeches and Appearances
The story of Arab Americans coming of age, as an organized community, is a classic American tale—a story of immigrants seeking opportunity, benefiting from America’s freedoms, but also experiencing, at times, the dark side of exclusion and discrimination that has, for so many, haunted our nation’s history.
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