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Author Archives: Alena Khan

Is ICE too Icy?

By: Alena Khan/Arab America Contributing Writer  Immigrants have been fighting against the expansion of immigration enforcement for years. Before Trump became President, it was mainly immigrants who knew of ICE, the US Immigration, and Customs Enforcement. However, under Trump’s presidency, it’s become more of a “household name—even in the households that don’t have to worry … Continued

No Blue Sky for Trump Team Negotiations

By: Kareem Rosshandler/Arab America Contributing Writer Since George H.W. Bush, every American president has made direct negotiations between Palestinians and Israelis a top priority on his foreign policy agenda. The breakthrough of the Madrid Conference in 1991 and the initial momentum spawned from the Oslo agreement in 1993 established the US credentials as the ultimate … Continued

Arab American Rashida Tlaib Wins Historic Victory in Michigan Primary Election

By: Alena Khan/Arab America Contributing Writer  Back in February of 2018, Rashida Tlaib, daughter of Palestinian immigrant parents, a native of Detroit, Michigan, announced her campaign in running for Michigan’s 13th Congressional District. As of this morning, the results are in, and Tlaib has successfully won the election, making her set to become not only … Continued

Progressive Democrats Increasingly Criticize Israel

By: Alena Khan/Arab America Contributing Writer In politics, everything you say or do is open to the public, and open to the public’s own interpretation. As a politician, what you say can and will most likely be used against you in the media, news, etc. Many topics in politics, of course, raise some controversy, and … Continued

35 Reasons Why Arab Americans Must Worry About This Important Duty

By: Alena Khan/Arab America Contributing Writer The results of this year’s midterm elections are tremendously important. Not only will the results shape the future of the Trump era, but it will take part in shaping the American political outlook for many years to come. People know how important elections are, yet voter turnout still remains … Continued

An Apartheid State: Is This the Death of Democracy in Israel?

By: Alena Khan/Arab America Contributing Writer Recently Israel has passed into law a bill that defines the nature of the state of Israel. The nation-state bill sparked controversy as it establishes Israel as the historic home of Jewish people, saying that only Jewish people have the “right to self-determination.”  Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu who advocated … Continued

What Arab Inventions has the West Taken?

By: Alena Khan/Arab America Contributing Writer  To this day, Arab inventors have proven to be great contributors to the US innovation system, but what you may not know is before Europeans took credit for their translations, Arab and Islamic science had been a primary influence on Western science all throughout ancient history.  During the rise … Continued

USCIS Starting a Denaturalization Task Force

By: Alena Khan/Arab America Contributing Writer It has come to the public’s attention that the United State Citizenship and Immigration Services announced a new denaturalization task force. This force aims to investigate “bad” naturalization cases wherein the agency will hire lawyers and immigration officers to find US citizens who should not have been naturalized. Upon … Continued

In the U.S. or Israel: No Way to Treat a Child

By: Alena Khan/Arab America Contributing Writer More recently, we see immigrant children being mistreated in the US. With Trump’s new policies, parents are being separated from their children who are being placed in detention centers, or even a foster care system. It’s to the point where parents are forced to pay thousands of dollars in … Continued

Meet Merrie Najimy: President of the Massachusetts Teachers Association

By: Alena Khan/Arab America Contributing Writer  The Massachusetts Teachers Association, known to be the largest teachers’ union in the state, has a new leader and her name is Merrie Najimy. Najimy, along with being President of MTA was also President of the Concord Teachers Association (CTA), she began the Massachusetts chapter of American Arab Anti … Continued

Supreme Court Upholds Trump’s Travel Ban

By: Alena Khan/Arab America Contributing Writer Throughout Trump’s campaign and his presidency, his views on immigration have not only been clear but controversial. It has come to the point where our Supreme Court must decide whether or not the US Constitution allows the President to implement policies which are driven by bigotry, and unfortunately, our … Continued

Meet the Arab American Candidates Running for Office in 2018

By: Alena Khan/Arab America Contributing Writer From local school boards to US Congress, Arab Americans are representing their people across the country. Who are the Arab Americans currently running for office in 2018? Why are they running? What are they all about? Read more about the candidates who are preparing to serve their communities, their … Continued

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