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ADC in the News – October 2017

In case you’ve missed it, here’s a roundup of some of the headlines that have highlighted ADC’s important civil rights and anti-defamation work. 

Travel ban violates Trump Administration’s most sacred principle

Religion News Service – Oct. 20, 2017

Now there’s a strong argument (see the amicus brief of the American-Arab Anti-Discrimination Committee against EO2) that the travel ban — an enforcement action if ever there was one — substantially burdens the ability of Muslims in America to exercise their religion.

Organizations Urge Congress to Act to End Muslim Ban Once and for All 

Amnesty International – Oct. 18, 2017 

The 15 organizations are calling on Congress to “fulfill their duties and immediately pass legislation to rescind the unconstitutional Muslim ban and make absolutely clear that such attempts to target Muslims, or anyone on the basis of national origin, are unlawful. The coalition of organizations includes: ACCESS, American-Arab Anti-Discrimination Committee (ADC), American Civil Liberties Union (ACLU), […]

Progressive Groups Invoke Trump in New Push for Surveillance Reform

Huffington Post – Oct. 3, 2017

For Demand Progress Action ― and allies on the letter, including the American-Arab Anti-Discrimination Committee, the Asian American Legal Defense and Education Fund, Color of Change, and Credo ― the exposure shows that FISA courts alone are not enough to ensure that the federal government respects the constitutional right to privacy enshrined in the Fourth Amendment.

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Remembering the Sabra and Shatila massacre 35 years on

Al Jazeera – Sept. 16, 2017

ADC Vice President Nabil Mohamad remembers his family and the victims of Sabra and Shatila. “If the international community is obliged to remedy its moral responsibility to the victims of the Sabra and Shatila massacre by working to end Israel’s occupation and other abuses of Palestinian rights, then the lives of my family members and the others we remember on this 35th year will not have been lost in vain.”

Trump Ends Protection for Undocumented Migrants Brought To US as Children

Middle East Eye – Sept. 5, 2017

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.

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

Diffuser – Sept. 4, 2017

“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.”

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