President Obama and the Arab American Community

Latest Blog Posts

  • Five Things to Know About How President Obama’s Executive Action Impacts Undocumented Immigrants

    Cecelia Munoz, Director of the White House Domestic Policy Council, outlines the five things that you need to know about how the the President’s initiatives will impact undocumented immigrants in the United States.

  • President Obama Hosts Iftar Dinner at the White House

    President Obama hosts his sixth Iftar dinner celebrating Ramadan at the White House, an annual tradition started by First Lady Hillary Clinton when she hosted a Ramadan Eid celebration dinner in 1996.

  • Muslim Women Emerging Leaders: Rising Beyond the Ceiling

    In celebration of Women’s History Month, the Office of Public Engagement organized and hosted a Muslim women emerging leaders event at the White House to convene leading Muslim American women and aspiring young Muslim women to celebrate their aspirations and honor their contributions to our nation to bring progress in our time; hear directly from Administration officials about policies and programs affecting women; and discuss ways to rise beyond the ceiling and become leaders specifically in government, media, business, and STEM (science, technology, engineering, mathematics).

  • SBA Takes Part in Muslim Business Leadership Roundtable

    I had the pleasure to recently participate in the White House Business Council’s Roundtable with Muslim American Business Leaders that brought together the business and faith-based community for a dialogue on how to support small businesses that start, grow and create job that sustain our nation’s economy.


Through times of significant change at home and abroad, the Obama Administration’s commitment to meaningful engagement with the Arab-American community has remained steadfast.

The President and his staff continue to collaborate with Arab-Americans from all walks of life to strengthen our economy, revitalizing our schools, and out-innovating our global competitors. He understands that Arab-Americans have contributed to our nation since its earliest days and continue to play a critical role today. Stay involved at