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Muslim Registry Might Not Be Legal After All, says NYU Immigration Expert

Trump’s plan to reinstate a defunct national registry for Muslim immigrants may be illegal thanks to the anti-Islamic rhetoric of his campaign. When the National Security Entry-Exit Registration System, (NSEERS) was first introduced in 2002 as part of the war [...]

December 1, 2016 Human Rights, Immigration, News

What To Do If You Are Victim to a Hate Crime (or Witness One)

Victims and witnesses to hate crimes should report the attack to police and civil rights organizations, said Christina Elhaddad, an immigrant justice court fellow at the Arab American Association of New York (AAANY). Elhaddad was speaking at NYU Law School’s [...]

November 29, 2016 Human Rights, News
A rally in Minneapolis, Minnesota on September 17, 2016 to denounce hate speech and hate crimes against Muslims.

Muslim Protesters Mobilize in New York After Trump Election Win

Demonstrators gathered in Washington Square Park, New York on November 16 to protest Donald Trump’s anti-Muslim agenda. Protesters said they feared their image would get worse under Trump, who plans to force all Muslims in the United States to register [...]

November 16, 2016 Human Rights, News
NOW-NYC anti-trump protest Nov.14

Trump is a Direct Threat to Women’s Rights, Protesters say

Donald Trump and running mate Mike Pence have launched a direct attack on women, according to protesters at a recent rally organized by The National Organization for Women of New York. The march was part of NOW-NYC’s Post-Election Call to [...]

November 14, 2016 Human Rights, News, Women

Stand for Office, says Disability Advocate Somoza

Disability advocate Anastasia Somoza says dissatisfied voters should consider standing for office in the wake of Donald Trump’s election win. “Change the world starting in your communities” Somoza said, speaking at a Post-Election Call to Action event held by the National [...]

November 14, 2016 Human Rights, News