AMLEN

AMERICAN MOROCCAN LEGAL EMPOWEREMENT NETWORK
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AMLEN

October 04, 2010 By: admin Category: Get Involved

AMERICAN MOROCCAN LEGAL EMPOWERMENT NETWORK

While Moroccans who migrated to European countries were typically unskilled workers hoping to escape their country’s high unemployment rate, those who came to the United States from approximately the late 1970s through the 1990s tended to have more education and better job skills.

They settled in urban areas, especially in New York City, New England, the District of Columbia, California, and Texas, where they often established small businesses or entered professional fields.

By the late 1990s, a large proportion of Moroccans in the United States were students or recent university graduates.  With the recent economic downturn, the question of how to promote the welfare of Moroccan Americans in the US and protect their rights has catapulted to the center of the Moroccan-American agenda.

As such, a stronger presence and support from a legal standpoint to the Moroccans in the US, is most needed to support the Moroccan American diaspora.

In light of the strong need for the legal empowerment of the Moroccan American community, and in line with His Excellency Minister Ameur’s recently announced legal strategy for the Moroccan communities living abroad, I would like to announce the launch of the MOROCCAN AMERICAN LEGAL EMPOWERMENT NETWORK (AMLEN).