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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Arab Americans Host Comedy Show for RNC Delegates, July 19

Posted on June 29, 2016 in Press Releases

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE June 29, 2016 Contact: jsalan@aaiusa.org / 202-429-9210 Media Advisory “Banned: Dangerously Funny Arab Americans & American Muslims” Comes to 2016 Republican National Convention Washington, DC – On Tuesday, July 19, the Arab American Institute Foundation will host “Banned: Dangerously Funny Arab Americans and American Muslims” comedy show at Cleveland’s historic Hanna Theatre. Featuring nationally known comedians Dean Obeidallah and Maysoon Zayid, the event will use humor to break down cultural barriers and celebrate commonalities. RNC delegates will also be able to meet and mingle with Arab American...

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Increase in Airline Passenger Discrimination Must Be Addressed Briefing for Congressional Staffers Tackles How to End It

Posted on June 24, 2016 in Press Releases

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE June 24, 2016 Contact: jsalan@aaiusa.org/202-429-9210 Media Advisory Increase in Airline Passenger Discrimination Must Be Addressed Briefing for Congressional Staffers Tackles How to End It Washington, DC – On Tuesday, June 28, the Arab American Institute will hold a congressional briefing for Hill staffers at 10AM to discuss the recent increase in cases of airline passenger profiling and discrimination. The panel will also review concrete ways in which Congress can address the issue. Due to the early hour, coffee and pastries will be served.   “These cases of arbitrary, humiliating...

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Standing with our LGBTQ Allies

Posted on June 17, 2016 in Press Releases

At this tragic moment, our thoughts and prayers remain with the victims and their families in the Orlando community. Our hearts are with our allies in the LGBTQ community who courageously have called for love in the face of hate. They are right. There should be no place for hatred and we must continue to stand together and for one another.  For those in our community who would like to support the Orlando community, Equality Florida Action, Inc. has launched a “Support Victims of Pulse Shooting”...

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Arab American Leaders and Students Advocate for Justice

Posted on April 22, 2016 in Press Releases

For immediate release Contact: Jennifer Salan 202-429-9210   Arab American Leaders and Students Advocate for Justice 170+ in DC for Hill & Administration Meetings   April 22, 2016 (Washington) As part of its 18th Kahlil Gibran Spirit of Humanity Awards Gala, the Arab American Institute organized its annual advocacy days on Capitol Hill and the White House. This year, AAI partnered with the American-Arab Anti-Discrimination Committee (ADC), the National Network for Arab American Communities (NAAC), and the Network of Arab-American Professionals (NAAP) to host...

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