Statement: Rights Groups Call on Congress to Say #NoMuslimBanEver

Posted by Arab American Institute on October 18, 2017 in Blog

ARAB AMERICAN INSTITUTE

Rights Groups Call on Congress to Say #NoMuslimBanEver

For immediate release: September 27, 2017 

(Washington, DC) This morning, the Arab American Institute joined 14 other organizations, including the ACLU, Amnesty International USA, Muslim Advocates, South Asian Americans Leading Together and NIAC Action, to deliver a petition with more than 110,000 thousand signatures to members of Congress calling on them to assert their Constitutional power and override the Trump Administration’s Muslim Ban.

The petition read, “We call on Congress today to rise to the challenge of putting country before politics and to protect the rights of all people living...

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Rights Groups Call on Congress to Say #NoMuslimBanEver

Posted on October 18, 2017 in Press Releases

ARAB AMERICAN INSTITUTE

Rights Groups Call on Congress to Say #NoMuslimBanEver

For immediate release: September 27, 2017 

(Washington, DC) This morning, the Arab American Institute joined 14 other organizations, including the ACLU, Amnesty International USA, Muslim Advocates, South Asian Americans Leading Together and NIAC Action, to deliver a petition with more than 110,000 thousand signatures to members of Congress calling on them to assert their Constitutional power and override the Trump Administration’s Muslim Ban. 

The petition read, “We call on Congress today to rise to the challenge of putting country before politics and to protect the rights of all people living...

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Tell Congress to Rescind the Muslim Ban Immediately #NoMuslimBanEver

Posted on October 16, 2017 in Action Alerts

We have joined several other organizations in a letter to Congress asking them to rescind the Muslim Ban immediately. Sign on to the petition here.

The Trump administration has once again rolled out a new version of its Muslim ban, although this time it has no end date. 

The American people rejected Trump’s bans and rallied at airports across the country in January. Several court decisions have struck down Trump’s un-Constitutional and un-American attempts to turn the President’s campaign promise of “a total and complete shutdown of all Muslims entering the United States” into policy.

Yet,...

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Evading Review: The Administration’s Muslim Ban Arguments

Posted by Ryan Suto on October 10, 2017 in Blog

The Trump Administration’s consolidated Muslim Ban cases, Trump v. IRAP and Trump v. Hawaii, were set for oral arguments today, October 10. However, the president released a Proclamation late last month to replace the challenged Executive Order, prompting the Supreme Court to remove the case from the argument calendar and request briefs on October 5 detailing whether litigation surrounding the now overridden and expired Executive Order is moot and thus should be denied further consideration.

The Government’s filing asserted that this case reaches the very definition of moot, arguing that the plaintiffs are asking the Court to address an issue of no practical importance by litigating...

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The Attempt to Make the Muslim Ban Permanent

Posted by Ryan Suto on October 03, 2017 in Blog

On September 24, the Trump White House released a new Presidential Proclamation effective October 18, which essentially makes permanent the temporary Muslim/refugee Ban the president signed earlier this year. The Proclamation, like Trump’s previous Muslim Ban actions, relies on the fundamental assumption that foreigners, and specifically Muslims and Arabs, pose a heightened threat. Arguing “...foreign nationals who may commit, aid, or support acts of terrorism, or otherwise pose a safety threat…” the Administration holds tightly to creating xenophobic fears, despite no existing evidence to show that foreign nationals commit crimes at greater rates than citizens.

Whereas the temporary travel ban, EO 13780,...

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DACA and Beyond: The Risks and Rewards of Visibility

Posted by Guest on September 29, 2017 in Blog
Since President Trump announced his intention to end President Obama’ Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) executive action, dozens of articles have been posted every day exploring DACA, the DREAM Act, who is most affected, and what is at stake both for DACA recipients and the country at large.
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