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Americans of different faiths, races, and ethnic backgrounds, such as Sikhs, Muslims, Arabs, Jews, and Latinos continue to be targeted in the recent surge in hate crimes. Videos have been surfacing on social media platforms of people being verbally abused on the subway or graveyards being desecrated or mosques being […]

Congressmen Introduce “NO HATE Act” to Combat Violence Towards Arab, ...


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A federal judge in Hawaii blocked President Donald Trump’s new travel ban on Wednesday afternoon, hours before the ban was set to go into effect. The practical effect of the ruling — which applies nationwide — means that travelers from six Muslim-majority countries and refugees will be able to travel […]

Federal judge blocks new travel ban; Trump calls it ‘judicial ...


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International Women’s Day is a time to celebrate the accomplishments of women who have ushered us into a globalized, technologically advanced, and healthy world. Arab American women in particular deserve our respect and attention today for the massive milestones they’ve reached and better community they’ve built for all. However, this […]

Honoring 30 Influential Arab American Women for International Women’s Day



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(Cook County Sheriff Tom Dart visited the Prayer Center of Orland Park Feb. 24, 2017, to promote his discrimination hotline and answer questions from mosque-goers concerned about their place in Trump’s America.) Hate crimes in Chicago hit a five-year high in 2016 and this year are out pacing last year’s […]

Hate crimes in Chicago rose 20 percent in 2016, marking ...


U.S. President Donald Trump gestures while speaking during the Conservative Political Action Conference (CPAC) in National Harbor, Maryland, U.S., on Friday, Feb. 24, 2017. It's Trump's party now, but activists at a gathering of conservatives outside Washington this week are still struggling over whether to fully embrace the president's vision for what it means to be a Republican. Photographer: Eric Thayer/Bloomberg via Getty Images
After much pressure, President Donald Trump finally conceded this week that the rise in anti-Semitism around the country “has to stop.” But some American Muslims are wondering ― does the president have our back, too? Since Trump entered the White House, mosques have been vandalized and even set on fire, […]

Anti-Muslim Hate Crimes Are Spiking In The U.S. Donald Trump ...


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At a summit of civil rights leaders Thursday called by the state’s attorney general, local activists say they are seeing an increase of hate crime incidents in the Chicago area in the wake of President Donald Trump’s immigration enforcement policies. Hate incidents targeted toward immigrant and religious minority groups in […]

Hate crime rising, report activists at Illinois attorney general’s summit



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President Trump’s first attempt on his immigration ban took a huge turn when the federal appeals courts deemed it unconstitutional. The executive orders spurred protests across the country at airports and state capitals from supporters of immigration and refugees. Trump’s orders restricted all immigration from 7 predominantly Muslim countries – […]

Trump’s Immigration Ban Do-Over Offers Civil Rights Groups More Challenges


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In Honor or Fred Korematsu Day, A Special Screening and Panel Discussion: Fred Korematsu Day Film Screening & Panel Discussion: “Of Civil Wrongs and Rights” Wednesday, February 22, 2017 | 11:50-1:40 p.m. DePaul University College Of Law _________________________________________________________________________________________ PROGRAM SCHEDULE  Fred Korematsu is an American Civil Rights Hero and the […]

Hon. William J. Haddad to speak on Internment at DePaul ...


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The White House distanced itself Friday from a Department of Homeland Security draft proposal to use the National Guard to round up unauthorized immigrants, but lawmakers said the document offers insight into the Trump administration’s internal efforts to enact its promised crackdown on illegal immigration. Administration officials said the proposal, […]

AP Exclusive: DHS weighed Nat Guard for immigration roundups



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Chicago — Attorney General Lisa Madigan filed an amicus brief today in the U.S. Circuit Court for the Eastern District of Virginia in support of a motion for preliminary injunction filed by the Commonwealth of Virginia challenging the federal Executive Order on immigration as unconstitutional and illegal. As a result […]

Madigan Joins 16 Other Attorneys General Urging District Court to ...