Rights Experts and Advocates Offer Analysis on President Donald Trump’s Immigration and Refugee Executive Action

Posted on January 25, 2017 in Press Releases
Jan 27, 2017
Contact: Jennifer Salan
***Briefing 6PM ET - Call-in Details: 515-604-9517 code: 843450***

Media Advisory 

Rights Experts and Advocates Offer Analysis on President Donald Trump’s Immigration and Refugee Executive Action

Washington, DC – Rights experts and advocates will come together to provide analysis on the community impacts and legality of President Trump’s anticipated Executive action on immigration and refugees one hour after an order is signed. Please join us on a call to hear directly from the affected communities and experts about the far-reaching implications of such policies.

Participants will analyze the impact these changes will have, highlight the national security frame in which these actions fall and what communities are doing to respond to these extreme measures.

Possible Speakers Include: 

The Honorable Debbie Dingell, Member of Congress-Michigan 

James Zogby, President, Arab American Institute

Wade Henderson, President and CEO, The Leadership Conference on Civil and Human Rights

Farhana Khera, President and Executive Director, Muslim Advocates

Melanie Nezer, Vice President for Policy & Advocacy, HIAS

Fahd Ahmed, Executive Director, DRUM

Jen Smyers, Director of Policy and Advocacy, CWS Immigration and Refugee Program

Shoba Sivaprasad Wadhia, Director, Center for Immigrants’ Rights Clinic, Penn State Law


WHAT: Press Call on Immigration Executive Actions  

WHEN: Roughly one hour after Executive Action is taken - Time TBA

RSVP Requested: https://goo.gl/forms/7LQeXVwv07lJckYT2

Call-in Details: 515-604-9517 code: 843450

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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 please visit aaiusa.org

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