AAI Denounces DHS Failure to Re-designate TPS for Yemen

Posted on January 03, 2020 in Press Releases



(202) 429-9210 January 3, 2020 Washington, D.C.—Today, the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) announced that it will extend for 18 months, but not re-designate, Temporary Protected Status (TPS) for Yemen. Current TPS holders will have their status extended until September 3, 2021. However, the failure to re-designate TPS for Yemen abandons the moral and legal obligation of the United States to protect recently-arrived Yemenis in the United States from being forced to return to life-threatening conditions in Yemen. TPS allows citizens of specified war-torn...

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Part of the Solution: How the US can be a positive influence in Syria and Yemen

Posted by Ryan Suto on October 18, 2018 in Blog

Syria and Yemen represent two of the final embers of the Arab Spring which swept across the region this decade. The conflicts in both countries have become, in part, proxy wars which have attracted regional players and international actors alike. For its part, U.S. policy has often exacerbated, and not mitigated, conflict in both countries. However, recent developments in Syria and Yemen provide opportunities for U.S. policy to shift toward supporting real political solutions.

In Syria, peace initiatives to resolve the civil war have been

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Countdown Vol 18 No. 4: Happy Birthday America

Posted on July 06, 2018 in Countdown

DREAMers Countdown: It’s been 304 days since President Trump moved to end DACA. The courts did step in to block the move, but Congress has yet to provide a permanent fix.

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World Refugee Day 2018

Posted by Guest on June 20, 2018 in Blog

By Allison Ulven

On June 20, the United Nations recognizes World Refugee Day to raise awareness about the the ongoing crises and ask that people do anything they can to help those in need. As people around the world continue to flee their homes in search of shelter, opportunity, and hope, it is important that we stay informed and show our support.

2017 saw a rapid increase of refugees. By the middle of the year, the number of people under the UNHCR’s...

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Posted on May 10, 2018 in Foreign Policy

Background Yemen has been experiencing a devastating war for over three years, as a coalition of neighboring countries, led by Saudi Arabia, has launched a large-scale military assault and blockade aiming to reverse the 2015 toppling of President Abd-Rabbuh Mansur Hadi by Houthi rebels. The war’s many consequences have devastated the people of Yemen. Yemen today suffers what the U.N. calls “the world’s worst humanitarian crisis.” Some 22 million people (three-quarters of the population) are estimated to be in need of aid and protection,...

Community Protests Executive Orders with #BodegaStrike

Posted by Maha Elsamahi on February 03, 2017 in Blog

AAI's Questions for General James Mattis at Senate Confirmation Hearing

Posted by Arab American Institute on January 09, 2017 in Blog

General James Mattis will will appear before the Senate Armed Services Committee on Thursday, January 12th at 9:30am. Watch online here James Mattis is a retired United States Marine Corps General who served as Commander of U.S. Joint Forces Command and concurrently as Supreme Allied Commander of NATO (2007 to 2010), Marine Expeditionary Force (2006-2007), Marine Corps Combat Development Command (2005-2006), and most famously the 1st Marine Division, that led Marine forces into Iraq (2002-2004). Upon retiring, he served as a consultant, board member, and...

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AAI's Questions for Rex Tillerson at Senate Confirmation Hearing

Posted by Kristin Mccarthy on January 09, 2017 in Blog

Rex Tillerson will will appear before the Senate Foreign Relations Committee on Wednesday, January 11th at 9:00am. Watch online here Rex Tillerson has served 10 years as the CEO of ExxonMobil, the world's largest publicly traded international oil and gas company. During Tillerson’s tenure at Exxon he oversaw global operations and negotiated business deals with foreign governments and major international conglomerates.  The Secretary of State serves as the President's chief foreign affairs adviser and is responsible for strategically developing diplomatic...

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Countdown Vol 15, No 6: What’s Haunting Us Now?

Posted on October 20, 2016 in Countdown
This week on Countdown: election surprises, zombie intervention schemes, bad presents for Egypt, ceasefires, and police data tracking.
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