While Iraq was quickly removed from the Muslim Ban in 2017, the Trump administration has found a new way to place a de facto travel ban on the country. In an effort to force the country to accept deported Iraqis, some of whom have lived in the U.S. for decades, the administration...
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Washington Watch: Justice Prevailed
by James Zogby in Washington Watch
On May 9th, 2019, a jury in US District Court for Washington, DC found a former US diplomat guilty on 14 counts of threatening me and other employees of the Arab American Institute "because of [our] race and ethnicity" and "because of [our] efforts to encourage Arab Americans to participate in the political life in the United States." So read the opening of a press release issued by the US Department of Justice. Continue Reading....
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