Celebrate Human Rights Day

Posted by Nadia Aziz on December 10, 2015 in Blog
On December 10th, 1948, the United Nations General Assembly adopted the Universal Declaration of Human Rights. Every year on December 10th, the world commemorates this occasion by celebrating Human Rights Day.
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Call on RNC Chairman Reince Priebus to Reject Bigotry

Posted on December 08, 2015 in Action Alerts

The 2016 election cycle has seen an unprecedented amount of hateful rhetoric. In September, the Arab American Institute joined 45 other civil rights and community based advocacy organizations and wrote to Republican National Committee Chairman Reince Priebus and Democratic National Committee Chairwoman Representative Debbie Wasserman Schultz to express our deep concern regarding the divisive rhetoric used by some presidential candidates seeking America’s highest public office. Citing ugly and dangerous anti-Muslim rhetoric used by some candidates, we called on the national committee chairs to categorically reject this type of bigotry and state on...

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Making Sense of Congress' Legislative Reaction to the Paris Attacks

Posted by Eddie Bejarano on December 07, 2015 in Blog

In the aftermath of the tragic terrorist attacks in Paris, France, Congress has introduced, and in some cases voted on, several important bills regarding Syrian refugees, the Visa Waiver Program (VWP) and U.S. national security. The most significant bills are H.R.4038, the American Security Against Foreign Enemies (SAFE) Act of 2015, H.R.158, Visa Waiver Program Improvement Act of 2015, S.2300, the American Security against Foreign Enemies (SAFE) Act of 2015, a bill identical to H.R.4038, and S. 2337, the Visa Waiver Program Security Enhancement Act. These 4 bills...

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Countdown Vol. 13 No. 39: An Average Week in America

Posted on December 03, 2015 in Countdown
This week on Countdown shootings in the US, Trump's bigotry, EU out of "peace process" and more
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#NoBigotry: The Truth Behind Syrian Refugee Resettlement in the U.S.

Posted on December 01, 2015 in Action Alerts
Since the outbreak of the conflict in Syria, the U.S. has resettled a total of only 1,854 Syrian refugees
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Call On Your Elected Representative to Vote Against H.R.4038, the American SAFE Act of 2015

Posted by Eddie Bejarano on November 18, 2015 in Blog
Tomorrow, November 19, 2015, the House of Representatives will vote on H.R. 4038, the American SAFE Act of 2015. This bill was introduced by Homeland Security Chairman Rep. Michael McCaul (R-TX) as a reaction to the recent heinous attacks that occurred in Paris, France.
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Vote Against H.R.4038, the American SAFE Act of 2015

Posted on November 18, 2015 in Action Alerts
Tomorrow, November 19, 2015, the House of Representatives will vote on H.R. 4038, the American SAFE Act of 2015
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#NoBigotry: The Truth Behind Syrian Refugee Resettlement in the U.S.

Posted by Arab American Institute on November 17, 2015 in Blog
Since the outbreak of the conflict in Syria, the U.S. has resettled a total of only 1,854 Syrian refugees
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Debunking Fear: Understanding Syrian Refugee Resettlement in the U.S.

Posted by Eddie Bejarano on November 16, 2015 in Blog

The heinous terrorist attacks recently perpetrated by the self-proclaimed Islamic State in Syria and the Levant (ISIL) in Paris resulted in the heart-wrenching loss of over 120 individuals. Yet again, ISIL has demonstrated to the world that it is willing to disregard human life in the name of its warped worldview.  Here in the United States, the fallout of this recent attack has been swift and robust.  Most notably, some politicians, presidential candidates, and pundits are using the recent attacks to call on the U.S. to close its...

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Countdown Vol. 13 No. 36: Reality Check

Posted on November 13, 2015 in Countdown
This week on Countdown: "Progressive except on Palestine," Turkey and Syria, Immigration reform, NSA ruling and more
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