OVER 26 SYRIAN-AMERICAN ORGANIZATIONS SUBMIT REQUEST FOR TPS EXTENSION AND REDESIGNATION

Washington, DC - The Coalition for a Democratic Syria (CDS) filed a request this week with the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) urging that body to renew and re-designate Syria for Temporary Protected Status (TPS). In accordance with 8 U.S.C. § 1254a, the Secretary of Homeland Security may designate a foreign country for TPS due to conditions in the country that temporarily prevent the country's nationals from returning safely. The ongoing conflict in Syria, with Assad and his allies' constant civilian killing and the increasing prevalence of extremist groups like ISIS, requires that TPS be extended and re-designated.

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CDS APPLAUDS HNC SHOWING AT GENEVA, EXPRESSES DISGUST AT LACK OF INTERNATIONAL COMMITMENT TO PEACE

Washington, DC - The Coalition for a Democratic Syria (CDS) expresses its solidarity with the High Negotiating Committee (HNC) of the Opposition, and its commitment to participating in Geneva talks despite impossible conditions. The talks, which have now been suspended, reflect an international community, led by the US, that is more interested in the existence of a process than the pursuit of peace. While Western diplomats and officials can return to their home countries and discuss the efforts made in Geneva, Syrians continue to die by the hundreds each day, and conditions in besieged areas deteriorate.

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SAC, in partnership with CDS and the Syrian American community, issues a letter to Secretary Kerry Demanding Support of the HNC in Light of Upcoming Geneva Talks

Washington, DC – The Syrian American Council, the largest and oldest grassroots Syrian American organization in the United States, in partnership with the Coalition for a democratic Syria, issued a letter to Secretary John Kerry yesterday on behalf of the Syrian community.

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SAC’s Condolence Letter to Turkey

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

January 12, 2016

 

 

PRESS RELEASE

SAC’s Condolence Letter to Turkey

 

 

Washington, DC- The Syrian American Council, the largest and oldest grassroots Syrian American organization in the United States, reached out to the Turkish embassy in Washington, D.C. offering condolences for the terror attacks in Sultanahmet Square in Istanbul today, killing 10 people and injuring at least 14 others.

Turkey has been one of the strongest allies to the Syrian people hosting over 2 million Syrian refugees and supporting the Syrians in their struggle against the Assad regime and all forms of terrorism.

 

Click here to read the Letter.


BRINGING PEACE TO SYRIA REQUIRES PROTECTING CIVILIANS

The Syrian American Council, the largest and oldest grassroots Syrian American organization, is astounded at the U.S. State Department's absurd claim of "bringing peace, security to Syria" in 2015. 

Last year saw the death of at least 50,000 Syrians or 150 people per day and the full collapse of President Obama's "containment policy." The Syrian refugee crisis convulsed European countries. Russia's brazen intervention to defend Assad threatened a wider regional war. ISIS terrorists lashed out from Syria to carry out the bloodiest attack in France since World War Two. 
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SYRIAN CHEMICAL AND SIEGE SURVIVORS TO SPEAK ON SYRIA TALKS AT UN

A coalition of Syrian American organizations and interfaith institutions including the Syrian American Council, the Ukrainian Congress Committee of America, Syrian American Medical Society, Syria Relief and Development, and others will hold a press conference this Friday, December 18th at 10:30AM outside of the The Palace Hotel 455 Madison Ave New York, NY 10022 in New York City. 

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COALITION FOR A DEMOCRATIC SYRIA ISSUES PRESIDENTIAL SCORECARD EVALUATING CANDIDATES' POLICY ON SYRIA

Washington DC - The Coalition for a Democratic Syria (CDS), a coalition of Syrian-American organizations, has issued a scorecard evaluating the stated Syria policy of the 2016 presidential candidates. The scorecard measures each candidate's position according to the needs of the Syrian people, the views of the Syrian-American community, and the analysis of experts tasked with resolving the conflict.
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SAC URGES STRONG RESPONSE TO RUSSIAN ATTACKS ON SYRIAN AND TURKISH CIVILIANS

WASHINGTON, D.C. - The Syrian American Council (SAC), the largest and oldest grassroots Syrian American organization in the United States, calls upon the United States to take quick action, including kicking Russia out of the international SWIFT code system, in response to the Russian government's bombing of civilians in Syria, its attacks on civilian Turkish aid convoys, its repeated violations of Turkish airspace, and its targeting of the Turkmen minority in Syria.

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SAC INVITES GOVERNORS TO MEET SYRIAN REFUGEES

SAC INVITES GOVERNORS TO MEET SYRIAN REFUGEES IN THEIR STATES WHO FLED ISIS AND ASSAD
Washington, DC - The Syrian American Council, America's largest and oldest grassroots Syrian American organization, joins in the call of major American organizations such as the Hebrew Immigrant Aid Society and the U.S. Council on Catholic Bishops to reject the calls by over 25 governors to prohibit the resettlement of Syrian refugees in the United States. Our country is a nation of immigrants, and taking in refugees has been a noble bipartisan tradition since the founding of our country. We invite the governors who are calling for the closing of door to refugees to reconsider their decision and meet directly with refugee families in their states who come from all faiths and ethnic groups and have fled ISIS and Assad.
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SYRIAN AMERICAN DELEGATION PARTICIPATES IN UN CONSULTATION IN GENEVA

Washington DC - The Coalition for a Democratic Syria (CDS), a group of Syrian-American organizations working for a free and democratic Syria and including the Syrian American Council, Syrian Christians for Peace, the American Syriac Union, the Syrian Emergency Task Force, United for a Free Syria, and the Association of Free Syrians, mourns the victims of Friday's attacks in Paris. ISIS has taken credit for the coordinated attacks that killed an estimated 127 people. France has long been among the closest allies of the Syrian opposition, and the most vocal European country calling for a no-fly zone to protect civilians in Syria. 

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