June 21, 2018 11 AM. Foley Sq. The presser was streamed live and counter-protested by the New JDL-NY . I doubt they were included in the feed (sarc intended).
Hosted and endorsed by MPower Change, Arab American Association of New York, Center for Constitutional Rights, Yemeni American Merchants Association -YAMA, Yemeni American Association (YAA), CUNY CLEAR and Arab American Association of New York (AAANY).
“Yemeni-Americans shared their experiences trying to reunite with their loved ones stranded abroad and facing immigration hurdles caused by the ban and a war at home. CCR highlighted the key findings of the new report, including how mass denials of waivers to Yemenis in Djibouti demonstrate that the waiver process is merely window-dressing on a racist and discriminatory policy that targets and separates families and must be struck down entirely.”
The speakers included, Ibraham Qatabi, Center for Constitutional Rights (video)
Radad Alborati, impacted by the Muslim Ban
Shahab Hamoud Mothena, impacted by the Muslim Ban
Diala Shamas, Center for Constitutional Rights (video)
Kavita Pariah-Sanchez, Assis. Comm, Mayor’s Off. Immigrant Affairs (included briefly in the video above)
Dr. Debbie Almontaser, Yemeni American Merchants Association. FYI- High Noon. Sun was hot and intense. Caused cell screen to go black – so I couldn’t see subject I was filming – video not framed well – apologies.
At approx 00:44 Debbie decide to air her grievance with me – for daring to film her presser. ” Like to point out someone very special …. Pamela Hall …. since 2006, follows me around, records all my speeches, then spins it with HATE. (then as she finished a rather long speech) “Sorry I spoke a bit long, but I had a lot to say. Right, Pamela?” Guess she’s never gotten over the fact I exposed her Intifada NYC t-shirt in 2007.
Mentions World Refugee Day. Three more years of Trump. Maybe less if he gets impeached and repeats the usual misinformation regarding “native ” Americans, “No one has a claim to this land except the ‘native’ Americans (and mentions what we did to them).
“Yemeni-American community members, along with local community and human rights organizations, launched a new report, “Window Dressing the Muslim Ban: Reports of waivers & mass denials from Yemeni-American families stuck in limbo“, authored by the Center for Constitutional Rights (CCR) and the Rule of Law Clinic at Yale Law School. (to access PDF file GO HERE)
About : THE CENTER FOR CONSTITUTIONAL RIGHTS
The Center for Constitutional Rights is dedicated to advancing and protecting the rights guaranteed by the United States Constitution and the Universal Declaration of Human Rights. Founded in 1966 by attorneys who represented civil rights movements in the South, CCR is a nonprofit legal and educational organization committed to the creative use of law as a positive force for social change.
and THE RULE OF LAW CLINIC, YALE LAW SCHOOL
The Yale Law School Rule of Law Clinic was launched in 2017 and focuses on maintaining U.S. rule of law and human rights commitments in four broad areas: national security, anti-discrimination, climate change, and democracy promotion. Projects include litigation, policy advocacy, and strategic planning matter.
They concluded the presser reminding everyone that on this day and next week as well, “Whether or not we receive a Supreme Court decision on the Muslim Ban, join us in standing together with the Yemeni-American community to say #NoMuslimBanEver.”
On this same day, President Trump tweeted what NEEDS to be said:
Democrats want open Borders, where anyone can come into our country, and stay. This is Nancy Pelosi’s dream. It won’t happen!
What is the purpose of the House doing good immigration bills when you need 9 votes by Democrats in the Senate, and the Dems are only looking to Obstruct (which they feel is good for them in the Mid-Terms). Republicans must get rid of the stupid Filibuster Rule-it is killing you!
The border has been a big mess and problem for many years. At some point Schumer and Pelosi, who are weak on Crime and Border security, will be forced to do a real deal, so easy, that solves this long time problem. Schumer used to want border security – now he’ll take crime!
We shouldn’t be hiring judges by the thousands, as our ridiculous immigration laws demand, we should be changing our laws, building the Wall, hire Border Agents and Ice and not let people come into our country based on the legal phrase they are told to say as their password.”
The TRUTH, it’s a terrible thing to waste.
[Pictures and Videos property of Pamela Hall]