In a decision that will forever stain our history and the legacy of the U.S. Supreme Court—alongside cases like Dred Scott, which upheld slavery, and Korematsu, which permitted the incarceration of Japanese-Americans—our nation’s highest court ruled in favor of Trump's Muslim Ban. In doing so, it gave the green light to an administration that has made xenophobia, … Continue reading Sign this petition: Demand Congress act to repeal the Muslim ban!
Today, on behalf of 29 plaintiffs forcibly separated from their children under the Trump administration’s cruel and inhumane “zero tolerance” policy, Muslim Advocates and the Legal Aid Justice Center filed Dora v. Sessions, a lawsuit against the Trump administration for wrongfully depriving the plaintiffs of their right to apply for asylum by forcing them through “credible … Continue reading Parents of Children Forcibly Separated While Seeking Asylum File Suit Against U.S. Government
As Yemen is going through one of the worst current humanitarian crises in the world, the Trump administration may force some Yemenis in America to go back to war-torn Yemen. Temporary Protected Status (TPS) has been extended for Yemenis but has not been re-disgnated. Refusal to re-designate TPS means that all those who arrived after … Continue reading #SaveTPS: Some Yemenis in America may be forced to go back to war-torn Yemen
In the second segment (min 29:37) of KUCI's Ask A Leader with Claudia Shambough on Tuesday, June 19, I reported back on meetings with members of Congress over my recent trip to Washington D.C. as part of the the Arab American Leadership Days organized by the National Network for Arab American Communities (NNAAC) and Arab … Continue reading KUCI talk on Muslim Ban, Anti-Boycott laws..
Marcy Winograd: California Lawmakers Praise Israel -- The California legislature’s patronage of the Israel lobby comes at a time when Israel is losing support among Democrats. Source: While Gaza Bleeds, California Lawmakers Praise Israel
President Trump’s US embassy in Israel move from Tel Aviv to Jerusalem on Monday happened the day before Palestinians commemorate the 70th anniversary of the Nakba - the ethnic cleansing of Palestine. US officials were in Jerusalem celebrating as Israeli forces open fire on Palestinians in Gaza, killing at least 52 and injuring nearly 2,000. … Continue reading California State Assembly shamelessly panders to Israel the day it killed 52 civilians
The American-Arab Anti-Discrimination Committee (ADC) congratulates Mayor-Elect Andre Sayegh on his victory in Paterson, New Jersey’s mayoral contest. Beating out six other contestants, Sayegh became Paterson’s first Arab American Mayor. Sayegh, who is of Lebanese-Syrian descent, rallied Paterson’s diverse population to score almost double the percentage of his nearest rival. Sayegh, whose campaign slogan was … Continue reading Arab American Andre Sayegh elected Mayor of Paterson, NJ