Upcoming Community Engagement Opportunities

January 27, 2017 1:28 PM | Anonymous member (Administrator)

Here are a few opportunities of interest to the CAMBA community. 


Worried about Trump's executive orders targeting Muslims and immigrants? Muslim Advocates, Arab American Institute, and American-Arab Anti-Discrimination Committee (ADC), invite you to join us for a teleconference to discuss recent policy changes from the Trump Administration regarding refugees, restriction on entry into the United States for Arabs and Muslims, and other policies that target our communities based on ethnicity and religion. 
Join us: Date: Friday, January 27, 2017
Time: 3:00pm ET / Noon PT

Note: This teleconference is closed to members of the press and government employee

Speakers Shoba Wadhia, Director, Center for Immigrants’ Rights Clinic, Penn State Law
Mark Silverman, Senior Staff Attorney, Immigrant Legal Resource Center
Staff from Muslim Advocates, AAI & ADC
Sign up here:
Please contact Fatima Azam by email at fatima@muslimadvocates.org if you have any questions. 


Representing and Protecting Arab, Middle Eastern, Muslim, and South Asian Clients from “Registries” & Delays and Pretextual Denials of USCIS Applications (CARRP)

Hosted by: ACLU of California, Asian Americans Advancing Justice-Asian Law Caucus, Council on American-Islamic Relations San Francisco Bay Area, National Lawyers Guild San Francisco Bay Area, and Arab Resource & Organizing Center. 

Friday, January 27th, 11:30 a.m. - 1:00 p.m. (PST)/2:30 p.m. - 4:00 p.m. EST

Asian Americans Advancing Justice-Asian Law Caucus
(55 Columbus Ave., San Francisco) 
There is urgency within Arab, Middle Eastern, Muslim, and South Asian (AMEMSA) immigrant communities in light of calls for a so-called “Muslim registry” and “ban on Muslim immigration.” Please join us for a 101 training that will cover:
• How immigration law has intersected with national security in past discriminatory registration programs such as the National Security Entry-Exit Registration System (NSEERS);
• How USCIS policies allow for pretextual delays and denials of AMEMSA USCIS applications through CARRP; review of ACLU-SC updated practice advisory on representing immigrants facing CARRP;
• How these programs intersect with FBI and law enforcement; and
• Best practices when representing AMEMSA clients.
Speakers: Jennie Pasquarella, Director of Immigrant Rights & Staff Attorney at ACLU Southern California; Staff from Advancing Justice- Asian Law Caucus; Staff from Council on American-Islamic Relations, San Francisco Bay Area; and more.  We will also provide information on future volunteer and training opportunities. To attend via webinar, register at: http://bit.ly/2j304NQ To attend in person, register at: http://bit.ly/2jSC0x4


NAML Legal Strategy Retreat 

(Saturday, January 28 at Columbia University Law School)

(1) Increased Capacity! - Due to an overwhelming interest in the event (and a temporary waitlist) we have now obtained a larger space and are continuing registration!! Please register HERE

(2) Livestream! - For those who may be unable to attend, we are setting up a live stream of the event panels, from 1:30 PM EST to 5:00 PM EST. If you are interested, please sign up to receive the link HERE

Contact Jabeen Adawi (jabeenreza@gmail.com)

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