Congress introduces bill to block Trump’s Muslim Ban

The Arab American Civic Council applauds Representative Judy Chu (CA-27) and Senator Chris Murphy (D-CT) for introducing companion bills in the House and Senate to block the implementation of President Trump’s executive order blocking travel from five majority Muslim countries. The bills, H.R. 810 and S. 246, would prohibit the use of any funds or fees to implement Executive Order …

AACC submits #PublicCharge comment opposing Trump’s rule

On Monday, December 10, 2018, the Arab American Civic Council submitted a public comment criticizing the Trump administration’s proposed rule on the #PublicCharge policy that would reduce citizenship opportunities for low-income immigrant families. The comment argues that the proposed rule would halt the legitimate use of public benefits by noncitizens, including public benefits that allow families access to food and medical …

AACC Urges End to Immigrant Detention on World Refugee Day

On Wednesday, June 20th, the Arab American Civic Council stood in solidarity with the families at the border to mourn family separation and demand an end to their inhumane detention. We joined community leaders from different organizations including Activate Labs, World Relief-Southern California, and CAIR-LA at the Theo Lacy Detention Center in Orange to center the voices of refugees and …

Elected Officials and Refugee families share a meal while discussing immigration issues at forum held in Little Arabia

The Arab American Civic Council co-hosted the ‘Refugees Welcome Reception and Community Forum’ in partnership with Activate Labs this past Saturday, December 16th, to uplift the voices of refugee families and discuss current issues pertaining to immigration policies. With the participation of elected officials, refugee families, and community members, we engaged in a productive discourse on the Travel Ban, Islamophobia, …

Refugees Welcome reception to be held in Little Arabia after SCOTUS travel ban decision

The US Supreme Court today ruled President Trump’s travel ban on six Muslim-majority countries can go fully into effect. In the aftermath of this decision, advocacy for new immigrants and refugees is not an option, but an absolute necessity. Join the Arab American Civic Council and Activate Labs for a Refugees Welcome Reception and Community Forum to uplift the voices of those most …