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ADC in the News – September 2017

ADC recently made the news on issues from Pres. Trump’s actions on DACA (read ADC’s statement) to anti-Arab, anti-Muslim prejudice in American culture and effort to remedy it.

Huffington Post – Sept. 7, 2017

Sessions Is Wrong: There Is No Legal Justification For Ending DACA

In 1999, Justice Antonin Scalia wrote for the majority in Reno v. American-Arab Anti-Discrimination Committee, an immigration case, that presidents have a long history of “engaging in a regular practice … of exercising [deferred action] for humanitarian reasons or simply for its own convenience.”

Chicago Tribune – Sept. 7, 2017

Disney Just Added A New Character To ‘Aladdin,’ And Not Everyone Is Pleased

Disney even changed lyrics to its opening song after protests from the American-Arab Anti-Discrimination Committee.

Middle East Eye – Sept. 5, 2017

Trump Ends Protection For Undocumented Migrants Brought To US As Children

Abed Ayoub, the legal director of the American-Arab Anti-Discrimination Committee (ADC), a Washington-based rights group, said DACA impacts all communities in the US.

“Yes, we have a significant number of Arab and Muslim recipients of DACA. I have worked with many Dreamers from our community,” he wrote in a Facebook post on Sunday.

Diffuser – Sept. 4, 2017

‘Cinnamon Girl’ Tackles The Post-9/11 Anti-Muslim Movement

“But Rana Abbas of the American Arab Anti-Discrimination Committee said to CBS News, “It was shocking, but in a good way. Prince is the first major recording artist to address the prejudice and issues that (Arab-Americans) are facing after 9/11, and I think he has done it in a very powerful way.”