Call on Congress to Increase Support for Refugee Resettlement

Posted on August 29, 2016 in Action Alerts

In September, President Obama and the United Nation’s General Assembly will both host summits to address the global refugee crisis.  The first-of-its-kind UN GA summit aims to bring countries together behind a more humane and coordinated approach to address the large movements of refugees and migrants. It will provide the opportunity for Heads of State to create a blueprint for a better international response to the crisis. On September 20th, President Obama is hosting a Leaders’ Summit on the Global Refugee Crisis to “galvanize significant new global commitments” to increase funding of humanitarian aid, to admit more refugees...

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Event: DC Rally 4 Refugees

Posted by Nadia Aziz on August 25, 2016 in Blog

The Arab American Institute will be joining the “DC Rally 4 Refugees” on Sunday, August 28th from 10 AM - 2:30 PM (rain or shine) at the Washington National Monument (Sylvan Theatre) on the National Mall.  The rally seeks to raise awareness about the global refugee crisis and urge the U.S. to take action to alleviate suffering through relief efforts and refugee resettlement. The rally will offer resources for those who wish to help and raise a collective voice against intolerance. 

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Countdown Vol. 14 No. 21: Guess Who's Back, Back Again

Posted on August 04, 2016 in Countdown
95 days until the Election! This week on Countdown: convention chaos, Israeli settlement controversy, voting rights wins, CVE in the classroom + more!
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Letter: Congressmen Asked to Withdraw from Bridge Conference

Posted on July 06, 2016 in Press Releases
The Arab American Institute wrote five members of Congress asking them to withdraw from an anti-Arab, anti-Muslim conference.
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Congressmen Asked to Withdraw from anti-Arab, anti-Muslim Conference

Posted on July 04, 2016 in Press Releases

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: July 6, 2016

Contact: jsalan@aaiusa.org / 202-429-9210  Congressmen Asked to Withdraw from anti-Arab, anti-Muslim Conference Arab American, Christian and Muslim Groups Join to Counter Bigotry

Washington, DC – Today, July 6, the Arab American Institute joined with the American-Arab Anti-Discrimination Committee, the Holy Land Christian Ecumenical Foundation, Catholics in Alliance for the Common Good and the Muslim Public Affairs Council in asking five members of Congress to withdraw from participating in a conference featuring well known anti-Arab and anti-Muslim speakers. “The Bridge: The Annual Conference on the Persecuted Church,” is being held...

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“The Outcast of Refugees”: Actor F. Murray Abraham and The Multifaith Alliance for Syrian Refugees speak out

Posted by Leila Elaqad on May 31, 2016 in Blog

While Syrian refugees make up 25% of the global refugee population, only .003% of refugees admitted into the U.S. since 2011 have been Syrian. Many congress members, as well as Multifaith Alliance members, addressed this often overlooked disparity to a packed room at a Hill briefing on May 17.      “The worst humanitarian crisis since my parents and I fled Hungary after the Holocaust.” - Georgette Bennett   Bennett is the president and founder of the Multifaith Alliance for Syrian Refugees. As she described the Syrian refugee situation to congressional staffers, she...

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Countdown Vol. 14 No. 12: Hey There, Ho There, Do We Have to Go There?

Posted on May 05, 2016 in Countdown
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Genocide Designation Applied to Crimes in Iraq and Syria

Posted by Jacob Saliba on April 05, 2016 in Blog

The Arabic speaking world used to be home to one of the globe’s most diverse regions. A patchwork of religious, cultural and tribal affiliations, it was a center of coexistence. Today, ISIL threatens all of that including the future of minorities in the Middle East. As a response, U.S.organizations are doing all they can to prevent this disturbing trend.  On March 14, the House passed a resolution declaring that ISIL atrocities against Yazidis, Christians and other minorities in “Iraq and Syria include war crimes, crimes against humanity and genocide”. Going a step further Secretary of State  John Kerry made it clear...

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