Abdul Latif with Congresswoman Nydia Velázquez speaking to his family on FaceTime. (Photo: Zainab Iqbal/Bklyner)BAY RIDGE – Nearly three years since the Muslim Ban, another family has been reunited. It wouldn’t have been possible without Congresswoman Nydia Velázquez’s office or the Yemeni American Merchants Association (YAMA), neighbors
Ilhan Omar. (Photo: Ala’a Assamawy/YAMA)SUNSET PARK – America’s first hijab-wearing Congresswoman Ilhan Omar was the keynote speaker at the first annual Yemeni American Merchants Association (YAMA) [https://www.yamausa.org/] Gala on Saturday, February 2. [/thousands-yemeni-americans-supporters-rally-trumps-muslim-ban/] She spoke of not giving up, the Muslim Ban, and what
In a 5-4 decision [https://www.nytimes.com/2018/06/26/us/politics/supreme-court-trump-travel-ban.html] , the Supreme Court ruled that President Trump’s third travel ban—also referred to as the “Muslim ban”—is indeed lawful. The ban restricts entries from Iran, North Korea, Syria, Libya, Yemen, Somalia, and Venezuela.
Photo: Batya GoldbergBRIGHTON BEACH – She has been involved in Brooklyn politics for a few years now, including being secretary at the Reagan Republican Club of Brooklyn [https://www.facebook.com/reaganrepclubbklyn/], director of operations for District Candidate Steve Saperstein’s campaign [/meet-your-candidate-steven-saperstein-for-district-48/], and president of the Brooklyn Teen Republican club
Brooklyn Borough Hall rally. (Photo by Carly Miller/BKLYER)Last night, an estimated 7,000 thousand Yemeni-Americans, Muslims, and supporters peacefully rallied at Brooklyn Borough Hall to protest Trump’s “Muslim ban” and stand with Yemeni-American New Yorker whose family members are stranded overseas. Yesterday’s protest marked the culmination
(Photo by Carly Miller/BKLYNER)One thousand Yemeni-owned bodegas across the city are on strike today to protest Trump’s executive order banning immigrants and refugees from seven majority-Muslim countries from entering the United States. And a few of the shops are on your morning commute in Ditmas Park. Participating