June 21 Yemeni-American Community Press Conference & Report Launch


Add to My Calendar Thursday, June 21, 2018 11:00am to 12:00pm


Foley Square
New York, NY 10013

On June 21 at 11 AM, Yemeni-American community members, along with local community and human rights organizations, will launch a new report, Window Dressing the Muslim Ban: Reports of waivers & mass denials from Yemeni-American families stuck in limbo, authored by CCR and Yale Law School. Yemen is one of the countries on Trump’s Muslim Ban, and the report is based in part on interviews conducted in Djibouti, where many families have been left stranded.

Yemeni-Americans will share their experiences trying to reunite with their loved ones who are stranded abroad and facing immigration hurdles caused by the Ban and a war in Yemen. CCR will highlight the key findings of the new report, including how mass denials of waivers to Yemenis in Djibouti demonstrate that the waiver process is merely window-dressing on a racist and discriminatory policy that targets and separates families and must be struck down entirely.

Whether or not we have received a Supreme Court decision on the Muslim Ban, join us in Foley Square to stand together with the Yemeni-American community to say #NoMuslimBanEver.

Speakers (more will be added)
Abdo Elfgeeh, impacted by the Muslim Ban
Radad Alborati, impacted by the Muslim Ban
Diala Shamas, Center for Constitutional Rights

This event is endorsed by: the Arab American Association of New York (AAANY); Center for Constitutional Rights; CUNY CLEARMPower Change; Yemeni American Association (YAA); and Yemeni American Merchants Association (YAMA). 

RSVP to the Facebook event page, and watch the live stream on the Center for Constitutional Rights’ Facebook page.

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June 18, 2018