Posted on February 16, 2010 in Press Releases

Congressional Representatives, Federal and Local Officials,
Arab American Leaders to Attend

WASHINGTON – February 16, 2010 – The Arab American Institute (AAI) and partnering organizations in New York City will host a town hall meeting on Immigration, Civil Liberties, and National Security on Wednesday, February 17 at Widdi Hall in Brooklyn, New York.

This forum will be an opportunity for elected officials, policymakers, and Arab American community leaders to discuss ongoing topics in the immigration debate and priorities for comprehensive immigration reform, including NSEERS, enforcement, racial profiling, and civil liberties protections and national security.

This event is co-sponsored by: The Arab American Association of New York (AAANY), The Arab Muslim American Federation (AMAF), The American Mideast Leadership Network (AMLN), Arab American Family Support Center (AAFSC), The Salaam Club of New York, Network of Arab American Professionals (NAAP-New York), and the American-Arab Anti-Discrimination Committee of New York (ADCNY)



Town Hall Forum on Immigration Reform, Civil Liberties, and National Security

Widdi Hall-5602 6th Ave., Brooklyn, NY 11220

Invitations have been extended to congressional representatives, state and local officials, and Arab American leaders. Confirmed speakers include:

U.S. Representative Yvette Clarke
11th Congressional District, New York

Fatima Shama
Immigrant Affairs Commissioner at the New York City Mayor’s Office

Chung-Wha Hong
Executive Director of the New York Immigration Coalition

Andrea Quarantillo
District Director of US Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS)

Shyconia Burden
New York City USCIS Community Liaison Officer

James Zogby, moderator
President, Arab American Institute

For more information, please contact Omar Baddar at (202) 441-9632 or

About the Arab American Institute
Founded in 1985, the Arab American Institute (AAI) is a nonprofit organization committed to the civic and political empowerment of Americans of Arab descent. AAI provides policy, research and public affairs services to support a broad range of community activities. For more information on AAI, please visit or call 202-429-9210.


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