Arab Americans Honor Chobani CEO Hamdi Ulukaya

Posted on April 11, 2017 in Press Releases

ARAB AMERICAN INSTITUTE FOUNDATION FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE                                                       April 10, 2017                                                                              Contact: Jennifer Salan, 202-429-9210 / jsalan@aaiusa.org  Arab Americans Honor Chobani CEO Hamdi Ulukaya Presentation to be Made at 2017 Kahlil Gibran Spirit of Humanity Awards...

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President’s Revised Executive Order is Still a “Muslim Ban”

Posted on March 06, 2017 in Press Releases

ARAB AMERICAN INSTITUTE FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE                                                       March 6, 2017                                                                                     Contact: Jennifer Salan, 202-494-9857 / jsalan@aaiusa.org  Rawan Elbaba, 202-429-9210 / relbaba@aaiusa.org

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Official Statement: President’s Revised Executive Order is Still a “Muslim Ban”

Posted by Arab American Institute on March 06, 2017 in Blog

ARAB AMERICAN INSTITUTE FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE                                                       March 6, 2017                                                                                     Contact: Jennifer Salan, 202-494-9857 / jsalan@aaiusa.org  Rawan Elbaba, 202-429-9210 / relbaba@aaiusa.org

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Arab Americans, Rights Groups Protest Bigoted Agendas of Trump & Netanyahu

Posted on February 14, 2017 in Press Releases

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE   Feb 14, 2017        Contact: jsalan@aaiusa.org / 202-429-9210 Media Advisory   Arab Americans, Rights Groups Protest Bigoted Agendas of Trump & Netanyahu Community Stands for Equality, Justice, Immigrants, Refugees & Peace Washington, DC – On Wednesday, February 15, Arab Americans will be joined by a broad coalition of rights advocates to protest the xenophobic and bigoted agendas of President Donald Trump and Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu. The protest comes as the Israeli PM makes his first official visit to the White...

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Statement of AAI President James Zogby on President Trump’s Executive Action on Immigration and Refugee Admissions

Posted on January 27, 2017 in Press Releases

The Executive Order issued today by President Trump is wrong on so many levels.  President Trump's order to ban the entry of individuals from Arab and Muslim-majority countries to the U.S. is a misguided act that will deny millions of Americans the opportunity to be visited by their parents, siblings, and other family members.   Similarly, there is the President's decision to suspend our nation's refugee program. With one broad stoke, he has slammed the door on tens of thousands of innocents fleeing persecution and seeking refuge in our country. This heartless act is not based on...

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Poll Release: American Attitudes on Immigration, Civil Rights, and Surveillance (2017)

Posted by Arab American Institute on January 27, 2017 in Blog

The Arab American Institute (AAI) released a new Zogby Analytics poll tracking American Attitudes toward immigration, civil rights, and surveillance on Friday, January 27, 2017.

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Key Findings 41% of Americans, including 52% of Democrats and 44% of Independents, believe we should proceed with the plan to resettle Syrian refugees. 59% of Democrats and a plurality of Republicans and Independents believe that undocumented immigrants, with no criminal record currently living and working in the United States should have a path to legal status....

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Plurality of Americans Stand with Refugees and Undocumented In Contrast to Policies Outlined by President Trump

Posted on January 27, 2017 in Press Releases

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE                                                       Jan 27, 2017                                                                                     Contact: Jennifer Salan, 202-429-9210 / jsalan@aaiusa.org     Plurality of Americans Stand with Refugees and Undocumented In Contrast to Policies Outlined by President Trump   (Washington)...

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Arab American Institute Welcomes Passage of UNSC Resolution on Illegality of Israeli Settlements

Posted on December 23, 2016 in Press Releases

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE                                            December 23, 2016              Contact: relbaba@aaiusa.org / 703-209-0239 Official Statement   Arab American Institute Welcomes Passage of UNSC Vote on Illegality of Israeli Settlements The Arab American Institute released the following statement today: The Arab American Institute welcomes the passage of today’s U.N. Security Council vote on the illegality of Israeli settlements and in support of a political resolution to the Palestinian-Israeli conflict. For the past four decades, the United States has pursued a consequential – and ultimately failed – strategy of shielding the state of...

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Arab American Institute Welcomes Administration's Decision to Repeal NSEERS Framework

Posted on December 22, 2016 in Press Releases

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE                                            December 22, 2016              Contact: relbaba@aaiusa.org / 703-209-0239 Official Statement   Arab American Institute Welcomes Administrations Decision to Repeal NSEERS Framework The Arab American Institute released the following statement today: The Arab American Institute (AAI) is pleased by the Obama Administration’s decision to repeal the regulatory framework behind the National Security Exit-Entry Registration System (NSEERS). The program, which came into effect in 2002, targeted boys and men from 25 countries, predominately Muslim-majority or Arab. Of the...

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Arab Americans Launch Yalla Vote Campaign with Party on July 12

Posted on July 05, 2016 in Press Releases

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE July 5, 2016 Contact: jsalan@aaiusa.org / 202-429-9210 Media Advisory  Arab Americans Launch Yalla Vote Campaign with Party on July 12  Washington, DC – On Tuesday, July 12, the Arab American Institute will launch its annual get-out-the-vote effort known as Yalla Vote during “Yalla Party” at Busboys and Poets Restaurant on 14th St. NW. This non-partisan kickoff event will focus on educating community members on how they can help organize voters ahead of Election Day to make sure Arab American voices are heard. In addition to presentations focusing on GOTV...

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