Policy Analysis

  • Stop Trump's Israel ambassador nominee!

    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."

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  • 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.

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  • Help stop the Muslim ban permanently!

    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.

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  • Litmus Test for Supreme Court Nominee

    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.

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  • There Are Many Ways of Speaking Truth to Power

    January 26, 2017
    As leaders in the American Muslim community, Linda Sarsour and Imam Mohamed Magid both understand the critical importance of engaging with policymakers and opinion shapers. However, both have been publicly attacked in the media for being outspoken figures for our community.

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  • Inaugural Address or Another Campaign Stump Speech?

    January 20, 2017
    Earlier today, Donald Trump became the 45th President of the United States. His toxic rhetoric as a candidate has not changed even as he became President.

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  • President Obama’s Farewell Address

    January 11, 2017
    In a powerful farewell address to the nation, President Barack Obama said the “most important office in our democracy” is that of citizen. During his speech, as expected, he also highlighted some of the top accomplishments of his administration.

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  • Kerry Admonishes Israel's Illegal Settlements

    December 29, 2016
    This week, Secretary of State John Kerry issued blistering criticism against Benjamin Netanyahu that the Israeli government was undermining any hope of a two-state solution to its decades-long conflict with the Palestinians. He spoke with clear frustration about Netanyahu’s continued support and building of settlements “strategically placed in locations that make two states impossible.”

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  • MPAC Applauds UN Security Council Vote

    December 23, 2016
    In a historic move today, the United Nations Security Council voted to pass a resolution on the illegality of Israeli settlements. Rather than using its veto power, the vote passed due in large part to the United States' abstaining from the vote -- thus concluding 14 votes in favor of the resolution.

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  • MPAC Applauds Obama Administration's Decision to Dismantle NSEERS

    December 22, 2016
    The Obama administration announced today its decision to dismantle the Bush-era Muslim registry program, known as National Security Entry-Exit Registration System (NSEERS). NSEERS was used to register and track mostly Arab and Muslim non-citizens and President Obama suspended the registry in 2011.

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