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ADC To Testify In Congress

On Thursday, January 24 the American-Arab Anti-Discrimination Committee (ADC) will be represented by ADC Spokesperson Ms. Denyse Sabagh, Esq., former president of the American Immigration Lawyers’ Association (AILA), at a hearing before the Judiciary Committee of the United States House of Representatives. The hearing, entitled “National Security and the Constitution” is scheduled to take place from 10:00 am to 1:00 pm (EST) in Room 2141 of the Rayburn Congressional House Office Building. As spokesperson for ADC, Ms. Sabagh will testify about the condition of the Arab-American community in the aftermath of the September 11, 2001, terrorist attacks on our nation. She will discuss the wave of hate crimes and different forms of discrimination, including airline discrimination, employment discrimination, law enforcement profiling, and tensions in schools addressed by ADC and experienced by Arab Americans, Muslim Americans and those perceived to be such. Ms. Sabagh will also address civil liberties concerns raised by the USA Patriot Act and a number of new administration policies. In addition to the testimony, ADC will provide an extensive document prepared by the ADC Legal Advisors to be placed in the Congressional Record. Additional information may be obtained by contacting the ADC Legal Department.