ADC to Address Immigration Challenges at NYU and Georgetown Law on April 24

Washington, DC | April 19, 2007 | The American-Arab Anti-Discrimination Committee (ADC) will address immigration challenges faced by Arab and Muslim Americans during two events to be held at NYU School of Law and the Georgetown University Law Center this upcoming Tuesday, April 24th.
First, ADC will be represented by Kareem Shora, National Executive Director, during the 4th Annual Immigration Law and Policy Conference at the Georgetown University Law Center. Shora will address a plenary session entitled, “What‘s Not in Comprehensive Immigration Reform That Should Be?”
The conference, scheduled from 9:00 am to 5:00 pm, will offer law and policy analysis and discussion on cutting-edge immigration issues by high-ranking government officials, academics, advocates, and other immigration experts. Confirmed keynote speaker is Rep. Zoe Lofgren (D-CA), Chairwoman of the Subcommittee on Immigration, Citizenship, Refugees, Border Security, and International Law at the US House of Representatives. The conference is sponsored by the Migration Policy Institute, Catholic Legal Immigration Network, and the Georgetown University Law Center. For more information see:
Second, ADC will be represented by Lema Bashir, Legal Advisor, during a panel discussion and release of a report entitled, “Americans on Hold: Profiling, Citizenship, and the ‘War on Terror‘,” at NYU School of Law. Based on primary research conducted by the International Human Rights Clinic at NYU School of Law, the report documents the impact of extended name check delays on the lives of those experiencing citizenship delays, sometimes for years on end. This security check dragnet is breaking up families, engendering fear and insecurity, and disenfranchising entire communities. The report analyzes both naturalization delays and their impact within an international human rights framework, and offers specific policy recommendations to help end discrimination in citizenship and other human rights violations.
Bashir will address the continuing challenges associated with these delays in naturalization processing as a result of background security check delays and ADC‘s ongoing efforts in addressing these challenges with the US Department of Homeland Security (DHS) and the FBI. The discussion, sponsored by the Center for Human Rights and Global Justice at NYU School of Law, is scheduled to begin at 6:00 pm at NYU‘s Furman Hall, Room 214 (245 Sullivan Street). For more information please contact Michelle Williams at

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