Judge Ruling:  Federal Government Trumps States on Immigration

Posted by on July 29, 2010 in Blog
With enforcement of Arizona's notorious immigration law, SB 1070, set to begin today, a Phoenix district court judge ruled yesterday to put the law on hold.
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Arizona Immigration Law Challenged, Enforcement Deadline July 29

Posted by on July 21, 2010 in Blog
On July 6, the Department of Justice challenged the state of Arizona’s passed immigration law, S.B. 1070, in federal court.
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Citing Conflict With Federal Law, Department of Justice Challenges Arizona Immigration Law

Posted on July 06, 2010 in Washington Watch

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASETUESDAY, JULY 6, 2010  www.justice.gov  WASHINGTON - The Department of Justice challenged the state of Arizona’s recently passed immigration law, S.B. 1070, in federal court today.   In a brief filed in the District of Arizona, the Department said S.B. 1070 unconstitutionally interferes with the federal government’s authority to set and enforce immigration policy, explaining that “the Constitution and federal law do not permit the development of a patchwork of state and local immigration policies throughout the country.”  A patchwork of state and local policies would seriously disrupt federal immigration enforcement.  Having enacted its own immigration policy...

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Take Action

Posted on May 26, 2010 in Arab American Institute

Say NO to laws like Arizona’s SB 1070!

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AAI Supports Repairing Our Immigration System

Posted on May 05, 2010 in Action Alerts

Arab Americans have actively supported efforts towards comprehensive immigration reform, and know firsthand of the profiling that will begin if Arizona’s new state law takes effect in August. We are concerned about the climate of fear and intolerance that is clouding the legitimate policy debate on fixing our immigration system. AAI supports the Real Enforcement with Practical Alternatives for Immigration Reform (REPAIR) proposal drafted by the Senate Democratic leadership, and urges our members to tell Congress and the Administration of our support for REPAIR.

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Sign the Petition to End Racial Profiling

Posted on April 08, 2010 in Action Alerts

In Partnership with Rights Working Group, we are calling for the Department of Justice to put an end to Racial Profiling, which not only violates our civil rights, but is also counterproductive from a security standpoint. Sign the Petition to End Racial Profiling Today (deadline is April 15th):

>>> http://www.rightsworkinggroup.org/content/actions

Background

The Domestic Investigative Operational Guidelines (DIOGs), revised in 2008 by the Department of Justice, grant the FBI, DHS, and other agencies the authority to investigate Americans without any evidence of wrongdoing, encouraging instead systemic ethnic and religious profiling to determine...

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

Posted on February 17, 2010 in Press Releases

On Wednesday, February 17, New York Arab Americans from across the city gathered in Brooklyn for a Town Hall meeting on immigration, civil liberties, and national security issues hosted by AAI and cosponsored by seven local groups serving Arab Americans in greater New York, The Arab American Association of New York (AAANY), The Arab Muslim American Federation (AMAF), The American Mideast Leadership Network (AMLN), Arab American Family Support Center (AAFSC), The Salaam Club of New York, Network of Arab American Professionals (NAAP-New York), and the American-Arab Anti-Discrimination Committee of New York (ADCNY).

Almost 200 Arab American leaders attended the forum,...

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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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