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  • Asian Pacific American Heritage Month Panel [LA]

    May 23, 2017
    In celebration of Asian Pacific American Heritage Month, please join the Hogan Lovells Los Angeles Diversity Committee as they host a special panel to examine past and contemporary U.S. immigration policies, with a focus on the impact on Asian and Muslim communities. MPAC's Vice President of Strategy & Operations Omar Noureldin will be joining the panel discussion.

  • MPAC Joins Calls for Greater Attention to Children in Immigration Custody

    August 7, 2014
    In recent months, a large influx of unaccompanied minors from Central American countries across the border has reignited a furious debate over immigration reform. All people, especially children, must be treated humanely, with justice, and not exploited because of their legal status.

  • MPAC-WNY Elects New President at Annual Meeting

    January 30, 2014
    On Saturday, Jan. 25, community members joined MPAC-Western New York at the Jaffarya Center of Niagara Frontier for its annual meeting, which included board elections, a conversation about contemporary issues facing the American Muslim community and a reception. Fuad Sherrif was elected as the new president, and Dr. Qazi, the chapter cofounder, was named the new Senior Advisor for MPAC-WNY.

  • President Obama Tells Congress: You Are Either a Help or a Hindrance

    January 29, 2014
    On Jan. 28, 2014, President Barack Obama delivered his fifth State of the Union, discussing three key elements needed to make America more prosperous: opportunity, action and optimism. Touching upon unemployment, our broken immigration system and equality for women, Obama delivered a powerful speech with some choice words for Congress and their delay tactics.

  • Jews & Muslims to Fast in Solidarity with Nation’s 11 Million Undocumented Immigrants

    December 4, 2013
    Two of America’s leading Jewish and Muslim organizations today called on supporters to engage in a national day of fasting on Friday, Dec. 6, in support of the nation’s 11 million undocumented immigrants.

  • Jews & Muslims Join Together, Call On Congress To Pass Comprehensive Immigration Reform

    November 12, 2013
    American Jews and American Muslims today called on Congress in a joint statement to pass comprehensive immigration reform with a meaningful path to citizenship. In joining together as unlikely allies, Bend the Arc: A Jewish Partnership for Justice and the Muslim Public Affairs Council (MPAC) renewed their united push to refocus Congress’ attention on the nation’s most pressing domestic policy crisis.

  • MPAC Pushes for Immigration Reform at MD Community Forum

    November 6, 2013
    Recently, MPAC joined the Arab American Institute in holding “The Road to Immigration Reform,” a community forum focusing on the political and social impact of immigration reform. Rep. Chris Van Hollen (D-MD), White House Deputy Policy Director for Immigration Tyler Moran and immigration attorney Kamal Essaheb spoke before an audience of about 100 people at the Muslim Community Center of Silver Spring, MD.

  • MPAC Launches National Immigration Reform Campaign

    September 17, 2013
    MPAC proudly announced the launch of its national campaign for comprehensive immigration reform with the release of its immigration policy paper and community toolkit. “A Nation of Immigrants: Realizing Comprehensive Immigration Reform” stresses the critical need for immigration reform and addresses the key issues being raised in the ongoing Congressional debate while the toolkit outlines opportunities for Muslims to get involved in supporting immigration reform.

  • Artists Bring Immigration Experience to Life

    September 11, 2013
    Last month, MPAC kicked off its national immigration reform campaign with a spoken word night in Washington, DC. Titled "The Documented Word for Undocumented People," the event highlighted the stories of DREAMers, immigrants and supporters of immigration reform before a packed audience at Busboys and Poets.

  • DC Interns Put Faces to Immigration Campaign

    July 25, 2013
    Last week, MPAC’s Washington, DC, interns showed support for immigration reform by participating in Inside Out Project’s “In Solidarity with 11 Million -- Inside Out Immigration: A Portrait of American Diversity” national photo project. The campaign aims to highlight immigrants, their supporters and immigration reform by capturing images of the diverse faces of our country and giving immigration a human face.

  • Muslim Coalition Sends Letter to Senate Regarding Immigration Bill

    June 3, 2013
    Last week, MPAC joined a coalition of more than 160 national, state and local organizations to send a letter to all 100 members of the U.S. Senate advocating for an effective and inclusive prohibition on profiling and discrimination in the immigration bill.

  • Al-Marayati Attends Obama’s Immigration Speech

    January 29, 2013
    On Tuesday, Jan. 29, MPAC announced on the heels of MPAC President Salam Al-Marayati’s attendance of President Barack Obama’s speech on comprehensive immigration reform in Las Vegas, it will be launching a national campaign on immigration reform in coming weeks. SEE: President Ob

  • Mohiuddin Moderates Panel about Pakistani American Identity

    November 16, 2012
    Last week, Marium Mohiuddin, MPAC's Communication Coordinator, moderated a panel discussion at the Pakistani American Youth and Young Professionals Conference with five prominent Southern California Pakistani Americans about their identity and the community.

  • MPAC Calls on Attorney General to Strengthen DOJ Racial Profiling Policies

    May 30, 2012
    MPAC joined more than 200 other community, human rights and civil liberties organizations to call on the Department of Justice to review and update its June 2003 “Guidance Regarding the Use of Race by Federal Law Enforcement Agencies,” which is intended to prevent racial profiling by U.S. government law enforcement.

  • MPAC Ramps Up its Interfaith Struggle for Immigration Justice

    April 12, 2012
    During the past two weeks, MPAC has been increasing its efforts with interfaith partners to advocate for immigration justice in our country. Two major developments are worth noting.

  • MPAC Urges Supreme Court to Overturn Arizona’s Anti-Immigrant Law

    March 29, 2012
    As the Supreme Court prepares to take up legal challenges to Arizona’s controversial immigration law (SB-1070), MPAC joined more than 50 prominent Catholic, Protestant and Jewish groups in signing an amicus curiae brief arguing for suspension of the law.

  • Khalifa's Story Featured in New Book, 'Green Card Stories'

    January 18, 2012
    Soumaya Khalifa, an MPAC leader in Atlanta, GA, is one of 50 people featured in the new book, "Green Card Stories," a coffee table style book that features dramatic narratives of 50 recent U.S. immigrants.

  • Honoring the 1st Anniversary of Tunisian Revolution

    January 18, 2012
    During this historic week, MPAC honors the one-year anniversary of the Tunisian Revolution, which led to dictator Zine al-Abidine Ben Ali stepping down after a 23-year reign, and sparked a regional transformation known as the Arab Spring.

  • Take a Stand During 'Not In Our Town' Week of Action

    August 18, 2011
    MPAC announces a partnership with the film makers of “Not in Our Town: Light in the Darkness,” a new PBS documentary, to find ways to prevent hate crimes and anti-immigrant violence.

  • U.S. Government Iftars:  From Symbolism of Recognition to Programs in Partnership

    August 12, 2011
    All across America, Muslim Americans are being invited to break fast with their non-Muslim American brethren. The fact that local, state and federal governments are hosting iftars for their Muslim constituents illustrates the level of dialogue taking place between government and Muslim communities.


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