Muslim Ban Hearing
On September 24, 2019, the House Foreign Affairs Subcommittee on Oversight and Investigations and the House Judiciary Subcommittee on Immigration and Citizenship will hold a joint hearing on oversight of the Muslim Ban.
New Zealand Mosque Shooting
The “well-planned” New Zealand attack targeted mosques during Salatul Jummah, the mid-day Friday congregational prayer held weekly at all Islamic places of worship worldwide. This is the time of highest weekly attendance. Friday prayers will be held across the U.S. today.
These experts can inform your reporting on how U.S. Muslim, Arab, Sikh and South Asian communities are experiencing the tragedy and how they have dealt with attacks at places of worship in the United States.
Experts Available: 2018 FBI Hate Crimes Data release
On Tuesday, November 13, the FBI is expected to release its annual hate crimes data. Experts representing Muslim, Arab, Sikh, and South Asian communities are available to provide insight from impacted communities. The data covers incidents in 2017.
Experts Available: Hate Crimes and Pittsburgh Anti-Semitic Attack
Experts in hates crimes issues in the U.S. are available to help the public understand the larger context of bigotry in the nation following the horrific attack on a Pittsburgh synagogue.
Supreme Court Upholds the Muslim Ban
Today, the Supreme Court decided to uphold the Muslim Ban, ruling that it will remain in effect. Our list of experts available to speak about the ban includes those directly impacted by the ban, legal and policy experts, and national security experts.
8.5 Million Experts at SCOTUS Oral Arguments
As the Supreme Court heard oral arguments around the Muslim ban today, April 25th, a number of experts from 8.5 Million were in the court overseeing the proceedings. The following experts were in the room and are available to comment.
Muslim Ban Oral Arguments on April 25th
On Wednesday, April 25th, the Supreme Court will hear oral arguments around President Trump's Muslim ban - a travel ban that impacts 8 predominantly Muslim countries, dividing families, putting refugees at risk, and impacting talent and investment from the impacted countries. Our list of experts available to speak about the ban and oral arguments include those directly impacted by the ban, legal and policy experts, and national security experts.
Fourth Circuit of Appeals Blocks Muslim Ban 3.0
In a 9-4 ruling this morning, the Fourth Circuit of Appeals upheld the lower court's preliminary injunction against Muslim Ban 3.0, on the basis that it likely violates the Establishment Clause of the First Amendment. Today’s Fourth Circuit decision follows one by the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit, which ruled against the latest ban on statutory grounds on December 22. The injunction is stayed pending review by the Supreme Court.
DHS Report Called for Long-Term Surveillance of Muslim Immigrants
In an exclusive story, Foreign Policy obtained a copy of a draft Department of Homeland Security report, which called for long-term surveillance of Muslim immigrants to the United States. The report identified Sunni Muslims living in the U.S. as being “vulnerable to terrorist narratives,” simply because they matched a set of risk indicators, such as being young, male and from “the Middle East, South Asia or Africa.” As one DHS official quoted in the article states: “It feels very much like the self-licking ice cream cone. That is, they have presented an answer to a question that has not specifically been asked.” We have included a list of national security and policy experts - many of whom are also from the Muslim, Arab, or South Asian community - who can speak to this breaking news story.
On the One-Year Anniversary of the Muslim Ban, Including Impacted Voices
Saturday, January 27th marks the one-year anniversary of President Trump's attempt at implementing the first iteration of his Muslim ban. Since then, multiple iterations have not only been fought in the legal arena, but have also impacted various communities and families. As the ban comes up before the Supreme Court this year, centering impacted voices who have been holding the line of dignity, fairness, and respect for their communities is key to provide context for these stories. In our resource, we are including key policy, national security, and community voices, available as experts and spokespeople.