February 16, 2017
During a press conference with Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu, President Trump turned his back on decades of U.S. policy on the Israeli-Palestinian conflict. Shrugging nonchalantly, Trump stated: "I'm looking at two-state and one-state, and I like the one that both parties like. I could live with either one."
February 16, 2017
February 9, 2017
Recent reports indicate that the Trump Administration plans to replace a broadly-construed Countering Violent Extremism (CVE) program with one focused solely on Muslims. These reports suggest that the Trump Administration will gut the current program, remove right-wing extremists and white supremacist groups altogether, and replace it with the Countering Islamic Extremism (CIE) program.
February 8, 2017
President Trump's ban on immigration and refugees from seven Muslim-majority countries is an outrageous affront to America's deepest values as a nation of immigrants. Throughout our history, immigrants and refugees have contributed to the prosperity and progress of our nation.
January 31, 2017
Now more than ever, the Supreme Court must embrace its role in the system of checks and balances to uphold the rights and liberties minorities. Separation of powers was designed to defend America against the concentration of power in any one branch and to set limits on the power of the majority.
February 14, 2017
MPAC is aware and supportive of our partners in the field that have declined federal funds awarded by the Obama Administration to provide local American Muslim communities with the tools, staff, and resources to support their members, and enhance their overall safety, health, and resilience.
January 30, 2017
We demand the White House to immediately condemn yesterday’s shooting at the Quebec Islamic Cultural Center as an act of terror. The attack, which has resulted in six deaths, is a blatant violent hate crime. Canadian Prime Minister Trudeau has already issued a statement calling the shooting “a terrorist attack on Muslims.”
January 29, 2017
President Trump signed an Executive Order on Friday that bans citizens of seven Muslim-majority countries (Iraq, Iran, Libya, Somalia, Sudan, Syria and Yemen) from entering the United States for a minimum of 90 days. This includes immigrant and non-immigrant visa holders and aliens; in other words all individuals who are citizens of these countries and not U.S. citizens.
January 25, 2017
We are only five days into the Trump Administration and we are already seeing egregious and un-American policies being signed as Executive Orders. President Trump is expected to sign Executive Orders to institute a blanket suspension of visas for certain countries with majority Muslim populations and the suspension of the refugee resettlement program.
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