31
Jan

PAAIA and Iranian American Coalition Works with Senators to Seek Clarification of the Travel Ban “Waiver” Process

PAAIA and Iranian American Coalition Works with Senators to Seek Clarification of the Travel Ban “Waiver” Process For Immediate Release: Contact: Morad Ghorban Email: Morad@paaia.org Phone: (202)-828-8370 Washington, DC – Today Senators Chris Van Hollen (D-MD) and Jeff Flake (R-AZ) sent a bipartisan letter to the State Department and the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) to...
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30
Jan

ACCESS and PAAIA are deeply disheartened by the decision to exclude MENA category from U.S. Census

Washington, DC – ACCESS and the Public Affairs Alliance of Iranian Americans (PAAIA) are disappointed by the Office of Management & Budget’s decision to exclude a Middle Eastern or North African (MENA) category in the upcoming 2020 U.S. Census, despite testing, research, and community input solicited by the Census Bureau and years of work by...
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19
Jan

PAAIA Statement on Supreme Court Decision to Hear Travel Ban Challenge

PAAIA Statement on Supreme Court Decision to Hear Travel Ban Challenge For Immediate Release: Contact: Morad Ghorban Email: Morad@PAAIA.org Phone: (202)-828-8370 Washington, DC – Today, the Supreme Court announced that it will hear a challenge to the Trump administration’s latest iteration of the Travel Ban. This news comes just one week before the anniversary of the first...
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12
Jan

PAAIA Welcomes President Trump’s Decision to Waive Sanctions Under the Iran Nuclear Deal, Concerned Over Reckless Rhetoric Threatening the Future of the Deal

January 12, 2018 Washington, DC – Today, the Public Affairs Alliance of Iranian Americans (PAAIA), a nonprofit, nonpartisan, nonsectarian organization that represents the interests of the Iranian American community, welcomes President Trump’s decision to waive nuclear-related sanctions against Iran, upholding a critical component of the Iran Nuclear Agreement. PAAIA’s annual scientific surveys of Iranian Americans show that...
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11
Jan

PAAIA Drafts Coalition Letter Requesting Clarification of the “Waiver” Process Outlined in Travel Ban 3.0

Washington, DC –  In the aftermath of the Supreme Court’s decision to lift the stay on the Travel Ban, PAAIA, along with its coalition of civil society, advocacy, and legal organizations, received numerous reports of long-pending visa applications under “administrative processing” being denied, en masse rejection of visa applicants, and the unavailability of waiver applications....
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11
Jan

How the President Can Support Iran’s Protesters

Leila Golestaneh Austin, Executive Director, PAAIA Washington, DC — As Americans of Iranian heritage, we watch the protests of the many brave Iranian citizens with compassion and respect for fearlessly voicing their discontent with the country’s long-standing economic, social, and political challenges. We watch in distress as authorities block communication and social media sites, while carrying out mass...
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05
Jan

Resolutions Supporting the Rights of Iranian People are Introduced in Congress

WASHINGTON – Responding to the recent protests taking place in Iran, several resolutions have been introduced in the House and Senate expressing support for the rights of the Iranian protesters and encouraging the Trump Administration to accelerate the license of communications technology to Iran. The Public Affairs Alliance of Iranian Americans (PAAIA) has been advocating for the...
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02
Jan

PAAIA Issues Statement on Protests in Iran

December 31, 2017 Washington, DC – Today, the Public Affairs Alliance of Iranian Americans (PAAIA) issued the following statement regarding reports of numerous peaceful protests by Iranian citizens across multiple cities in Iran. “As Americans of Iranian heritage, we are closely watching the protests in Iran against economic hardship and political grievances. We support the democratic...
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