Good enough for government work? Joint DOJ/DHS terrorism report presents misleading data.

Posted by Kai Wiggins on January 18, 2018 in Blog

At yesterday’s White House press briefing, Edward O’Callaghan, Principal Deputy Assistant Attorney General at the Justice Department’s National Security Division, discussed some of the findings published in Tuesday’s joint DOJ/DHS report on terrorism and immigration. The long-overdue report was released amidst an immigration debate on Capitol Hill that has seen spasmodic eruptions in recent days. Questions regarding the timing of the release, which a senior administration official assured was merely “coincidental,” aside, the 11-page report has been the subject of many more...

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Failing our DREAMers

Posted on December 21, 2017 in Countdown Vol. 17 no. 9: Oh, What a Year!

Back in September we started a countdown within Countdown to Trump’s 6-month deadline for Congressional action on DACA. Don’t hold your breath just yet—there won’t be a deal on DACA until after the new year.  Minority Leader Chuck Schumer expressed hope for “[a] bipartisan proposal with both [the] DREAM [Act] and border security in the bill” next year. In keeping with how Congress swaps favors, the resulting legislation will likely be saddled with other deals, such as US-Mexico border security funding and sanctions against “sanctuary cities,” in order to secure Republican support. Unfortunately, Senate Republicans—still in the majority—seem in no rush to re-instate already-eroding...


In 2017 Races, Bigotry is the Loser

Posted by Heba Mohammad on December 18, 2017 in Blog

This year’s election results demonstrated Americans’ resolve to soundly reject bigotry of all forms when choosing representatives. That resolve was on full display in Alabama’s recent special election when former prosecutor Doug Jones defeated Judge Roy Moore with a comfortable margin to become the state’s next Senator. There was surprise at this victory, but, if the 2017 elections are indicative of a larger pattern, these surprise outcomes are becoming more normalized in a country with an increasingly alert and engaged citizenry.

The Alabama race had been written off as a done...

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SCOTUS allows Muslim Ban 3 to take full effect

Posted by Ryan 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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Trump’s New TPS Report

Posted by Ryan Suto on November 27, 2017 in Blog

In the first year in office, the Trump Administration has been systematically targeting the Department of Homeland Security’s temporary protected status (TPS), which allows citizens of certain war-torn or disaster-ridden countries to live and work in the U.S. as long as their home country remains designated for inclusion in the program. The program requires DHS to periodically evaluate the TPS of countries on the list based on conditions on the ground. Once a county is removed from the list, nationals present in the U.S. either must either find another visa program to allow for continued residence in the...

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AAI Joins Rights and Immigration Allies to Stand for DACA and Diversity Visas

Posted on November 02, 2017 in Press Releases

ARAB AMERICAN INSTITUTE

Nov. 2, 2017

For immediate release: 

AAI Joins Rights and Immigration Allies to Stand for DACA and Diversity Visas

WASHINGTON - Today the Arab American Institute joined civil rights and immigration allies to call on the Trump Administration and members of Congress to pass and sign the bipartisan Dream Act and to preserve the diversity visa lottery system. The joint statement follows a White House meeting with Republican senators on the future of immigrant youth. Reports indicate that the President and Republicans decided to exclude a DACA fix from the must-pass year-end spending bill. 

In addition to...

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AAI Joins Rights and Immigration Allies to Stand for DACA and Diversity Visas

Posted by Arab American Institute on November 02, 2017 in Blog

ARAB AMERICAN INSTITUTE

Nov. 2, 2017

For immediate release: 

AAI Joins Rights and Immigration Allies to Stand for DACA and Diversity Visas

WASHINGTON - Today the Arab American Institute joined civil rights and immigration allies to call on the Trump Administration and members of Congress to pass and sign the bipartisan Dream Act and to preserve the diversity visa lottery system. The joint statement follows a White House meeting with Republican senators on the future of immigrant youth. Reports indicate that the President and Republicans decided to exclude a DACA fix from the must-pass year-end spending bill. 

In addition to the...

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AAI Joins Amicus on DACA

Posted by Ryan Suto on November 01, 2017 in Blog

Early in September President Trump announced a plan to end the Obama Administration’s Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) program in six months, allegedly in an attempt to invite Congress to act to reform the program legislatively. The program allows those who are undocumented and came to the United States as children, called Dreamers, to obtain driver’s licenses, enroll in college, secure jobs, and pay income tax, but does not include a pathway to citizenship.

The DACA application process requires extensive personal data, with previous assurances that data would not be used for deportation purposes, with limited exceptions. However, the Trump Administration’s 

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The Latest Muslim Ban Litigation

Posted by Ryan Suto on October 20, 2017 in Blog

Two federal court rulings this week constitute a third strike for the Trump administration’s attempt at enforcing a Muslim ban. The Administration issued an indefinite Muslim ban late last month, Proclamation 9645, prompting the Supreme Court to rule mootlitigation regarding the previous, temporary version of the ban. However, hours before the new ban was set to take effect on October 18, US District Courts in Hawai’i and Maryland halted a majority of the policy from taking effect, largely arguing that the new indefinite ban does not avoid the statutory and Constitutional infirmaries of its temporary predecessors.

Rulings on the Latest Muslim Ban

On Tuesday Judge...

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