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CAIR Welcomes DHS Designation of Temporary Protected Status for Yemeni Nationals in U.S.

(WASHINGTON, D.C., 9/2/15) –  The Council on American-Islamic Relations (CAIR) today welcomed a decision by the U.S. Department of Homeland Security (DHS) to designate Temporary Protective Status (TPS) for Yemeni nationals currently in the United States. Advance Copy of DHS Notice: TPS for Yemen In April, CAIR with joined the American-Arab Anti-Discrimination Committee (ADC), the National Association of Yemeni Americans (NAYA), the Yemeni American Association (YAA), the Yemeni American Benevolent Association (YABA), and the Yemeni American Civil Rights Coalition (YACRC) in filing a formal petition with DHS requesting that Temporary Protected Status be granted to Yemeni nationals.    CAIR, ADC,

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Hearing Wednesday on CAIR-MI Lawsuit Seeking Evacuation of Americans Stranded in Yemen

(SOUTHFIELD, MI, 6/2/2015) – On Wednesday, June 3, Federal District Court Judge Sean F. Cox will hear arguments in a lawsuit filed by the Michigan chapter of the Council on American-Islamic Relations (CAIR-MI) seeking the emergency evacuation of Americans stranded in Yemen.  The lawsuit was filed on April 9 in the United States District Court, Eastern District of Michigan in Detroit on behalf of 37 Americans, including 23 children. WHAT:  Hearing on CAIR-MI Lawsuit Seeking Emergency Evacuation of Americans Stranded in Yemen WHERE:  United States District Court, Theodore Levin Courthouse, 231 W. Lafayette Boulevard, Room 252, Detroit, MI WHEN:  Wednesday,

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CAIR, ADC Applaud Passage of House Amendment Asking the President to Evacuate U.S. Citizens from Yemen

(WASHINGTON, D.C., 5/15/15) – Today the U.S. House of Representatives adopted an amendment calling on President Obama to evacuate American citizens and nationals trapped in Yemen as part of a larger annual defense spending bill that was approved by the House this afternoon and sent to the Senate where it now awaits consideration. Sponsored by Representatives Debbie Dingell (D-MI) and John Conyers (D-MI), Amendment 103 to the National Defense Authorization Act (H.R. 1735) was passed by voice vote. Yesterday the Council on American-Islamic Relations (CAIR) and the American-Arab Anti-Discrimination Committee issued a joint action alert urging Congress to support the Yemen evacuation amendment as

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‎CAIR‬, ADC, Yemeni Groups Seek for Temporary Protected Status for Yemeni Nationals in U.S.

(WASHINGTON, D.C., 4/23/15) — The Council on American Islamic Relations (CAIR), along with the American-Arab Anti-Discrimination Committee (ADC), the Yemeni American Association (YAA), the National Association of Yemeni Americans (NAYA), the Yemeni American Benevolent Association (YABA), and the Yemeni American Civil Rights Coalition (YACRC), today announced the filing of a formal petition with Department of Homeland Security (DHS) requesting that Temporary Protected Status (TPS) be granted to Yemeni nationals currently present in the United States. Due to the worsening humanitarian situation on the ground in Yemen and the mounting number of deaths, it has become eminently clear that the forced

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Arab, Muslim and Asian Groups Sue Kerry, Carter Over U.S. Citizens Trapped in Yemen

(WASHINGTON, D.C., 4/9/2015) — The American-Arab Anti-Discrimination Committee (ADC), the Council on American-Islamic Relations (CAIR) and Asian Americans Advancing Justice-Asian Law Caucus (ALC) today announced the filing of a lawsuit against Secretary of State John Kerry and Secretary of Defense Ashton Carter seeking government action to evacuate American citizens trapped in Yemen. [NOTE: The lawsuit was filed by ADC and CAIR attorneys.] Plaintiffs in the case, 41 American citizens or permanent residents trapped in Yemen, are challenging “the constitutionality of the United States government's action and/or failure to act to protect United States citizens in Yemen, whose lives are in

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Arab, Muslim and Asian Groups to File Lawsuit to Assist U.S. Citizens Stuck in Yemen

(WASHINGTON, D.C., 4/8/2015) – On Thursday, April 9, the American-Arab Anti-Discrimination Committee (ADC), the Council on American-Islamic Relations (CAIR) and Asian Americans Advancing Justice-Asian Law Caucus (ALC) will hold a noon news conference outside the U.S. District Court in Washington, D.C., to announce the filing of a lawsuit to facilitate action to evacuate American citizens trapped in Yemen. SEE: StuckInYemen.Com – U.S. Citizens Can't Get OutVideo: San Francisco Man Escapes War-Torn Yemen on a Fishing Boat Plaintiffs are asking the court to order the Department of State and Department of Defense to evacuate U.S. citizens by all means available and

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Bay Area Activist Trapped in Yemen to Return Home Today

(SAN FRANCISCO, CA, 4/7/2015) — Mokhtar Alkhanshali, a long-time Bay Area activist, will return home today after being trapped in Yemen amid recent violence. WHAT: Media Availability for Mokhtar Alkhanshali, Returning Home After Being Trapped in Yemen WHEN: Flight Lands at Tuesday, April 7, 11:40AM (Pacific) WHERE: Terminal 1, Arrivals, San Francisco International Airport SEE: Bay Area Man Trapped in Yemen Searches for Way to Leave Hundreds more U.S. citizens have reported being trapped in Yemen through StuckinYemen.com. The Asian Law Caucus was founded in 1972 as the nation's first legal and civil rights Asian American organization. Recognizing that social,

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Urge U.S. Government to Evacuate Americans Trapped in Yemen

There are numerous reports of US citizens trapped in Yemen, and unfortunately the US government is not assisting with evacuations, despite the fact that many others have evacuated their citizens even as recently as this week. Use this click-and-send option to send a quick letter to urge our country’s leaders to take urgent action to protect US citizens.      

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Arab, Muslim and Asian Groups Launch Effort to Assist U.S. Citizens Stuck in Yemen

Washington, DC | April 2, 2015 – The American-Arab Anti-Discrimination Committee (ADC), the Council on American-Islamic Relations (CAIR) and Asian Americans Advancing Justice-Asian Law Caucus (ALC) demand the United States Department of State and appropriate agencies initiate evacuation of U.S. citizens trapped in Yemen. In an attempt to help Yemeni Americans who currently stuck in Yemen, ADC, CAIR, and ALC have launched a website titled StuckInYemen.com. If you or your family members are stuck in Yemen, visit http://www.stuckinyemen.com/ and fill out the intake form. The Yemen crisis, civil war, and escalation of violence in Yemen have left many Yemeni residents

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CAIR Calls for Evacuation of U.S. Citizens Trapped in Yemen

Muslim civil rights group says American Muslims, others seek help in leaving combat zone (WASHINGTON, D.C., 3/31/15) — The Council on American-Islamic Relations (CAIR), the nation's largest Muslim civil rights and advocacy organization, today called on Secretary of State John Kerry “to take immediate action to facilitate the evacuation of U.S. citizens and permanent residents trapped in Yemen.” In a letter to Secretary Kerry, CAIR National Communications Director Ibrahim Hooper wrote in part: “We have already received reports of U.S. citizens seeking escape from Yemen because of the increasingly deadly situation. “Nations such as China, Pakistan, Somalia, and India have

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