Standing With Refugees in 2018

Posted by Guest on June 20, 2018 in Blog

By Allison Ulven 

For World Refugee Day, we have been posting blogs that convey the facts and data about the world refugee crisis. It is incredibly important to stay informed about these issues and to continue to show support for those in need. Here are several ways in which you can help. Get the facts about the worldwide refugee crisis. Learn more about the detrimental impact...

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World Refugee Day 2018: By the Numbers

Posted by Guest on June 20, 2018 in Blog

By Allison Ulven

Today, we celebrate World Refugee Day in an effort to raise awareness about the growing crises around the world. Last year, the number of forcibly displaced people in the world increased due to “persecution, conflict, or generalized violence.” It now sits at 68.5 million, a new record high. The majority of refugees came from the Syrian Arab Republic, Palestine, Afghanistan, South Sudan, Somalia, Sudan, Democratic Republic of Congo, Central African Republic, Myanmar, Eritrea, and Burundi.

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World Refugee Day 2018

Posted by Guest on June 20, 2018 in Blog

By Allison Ulven

On June 20, the United Nations recognizes World Refugee Day to raise awareness about the the ongoing crises and ask that people do anything they can to help those in need. As people around the world continue to flee their homes in search of shelter, opportunity, and hope, it is important that we stay informed and show our support.

2017 saw a rapid increase of refugees. By the middle of the year, the number of people under the UNHCR’s...

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NILC's Avideh Moussavian: Fight for Immigrant Rights Doesn't End With SCOTUS

Posted by Guest on June 15, 2018 in Blog

By Allison Ulven

By the end of June, The Supreme Court will have released their decision on the controversial case, Trump v. Hawaii. Although I have been anticipating the results of this case for some time, I can’t say that I’m optimistic about what will be decided. And while speaking with someone who specializes on this issue affirmed my concerns, it also gave me some perspective and a new wave of knowledge.

Avideh Moussavian is a policy attorney at the National Immigration...

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Together We Came: Portraits of Arab Immigrants and their Descendants

Posted on June 01, 2018
In celebration of Immigrant Heritage Month, AAI is highlighting outstanding Arab immigrants. Share your immigrant story to be included!
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Countdown Vol 17 No. 24: Cruel but Usual Punishment

Posted on May 18, 2018 in Countdown

Gina Haspel has been confirmed by the Senate to head the CIA. This is yet another troubling and shameful appointment by this administration, enabled by the very Legislative body that’s supposed to serve as a check to the President. We have a lot of work ahead of us!

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Statement: AAI Responds to Inclusion of an Untested Citizenship Question on the Decennial Census

Posted by Arab American Institute on March 27, 2018 in Blog

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

March 27, 2018

CONTACT:

Margaret Lowry, mlowry@aaiusa.org

(202) 652-4993

Statement from AAI Executive Director Maya Berry on the inclusion of an untested question on citizenship on the 2020 Census:

The decision by Secretary Ross and the Department of Commerce to move forward with the  inclusion of a citizenship question on the decennial census makes it clear that the Trump Administration is choosing to politicize the constitutionally mandated responsibility of conducting the census. This decision will deter many from responding to the decennial census, creating legitimate concern about the confidentiality of their personal information and fear about how...

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Statement: AAI Responds to Inclusion of an Untested Citizenship Question on the Decennial Census

Posted on March 27, 2018 in Press Releases

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

March 27, 2018

CONTACT:

Margaret Lowry, mlowry@aaiusa.org

(202) 652-4993

Statement from AAI Executive Director Maya Berry on the inclusion of an untested question on citizenship on the 2020 Census:

The decision by Secretary Ross and the Department of Commerce to move forward with the  inclusion of a citizenship question on the decennial census makes it clear that the Trump Administration is choosing to politicize the constitutionally mandated responsibility of conducting the census. This decision will deter many from responding to the decennial census, creating legitimate concern about the confidentiality of their personal information and fear about how...

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The Battle for America’s Future: The Trump Administration’s comprehensive assault on new Americans

Posted by Ryan Suto on March 26, 2018 in Blog

While President Donald Trump has long expressed xenophobic sentiments during both his campaign for the presidency and his first year in office, 2018 has reflected a new urgency in his Administration’s inhumane attempts to remove from the country all who have legally significant connections abroad. These policies are aimed not at what America is now, but at what Trump and his allies want America to look like in the future.

The Trump presidency began with a relentless pursuit of successive Muslim Ban executive actions, justifying the prohibition of travel to the US any national from six Arab countries, Iran, and,...

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Countdown Vol. 17 No. 17: Of Torture and Truth

Posted on March 16, 2018 in Countdown

DREAMers Countdown: It’s been 192 days since President Trump moved to end DACA. The courts did step in to block the move, but Congress has yet to provide a permanent fix.

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