08
May

President Trump’s Withdrawal from the JCPOA Creates an Unnecessary National Security Crisis

For Immediate Release: Contact: Morad Ghorban Phone: (202) 828-8370 Email: morad@paaia.org Washington, D.C. – Today, the Public Affairs Alliance of Iranian Americans (PAAIA) denounced President Trump’s decision to unilaterally withdraw the United States from the Joint Comprehensive Plan of Action (JCPOA), the landmark international agreement curbing Iran’s nuclear program. Despite attempts by our European allies, a bipartisan group of national security leaders,...
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04
May

PAAIA’s IA-100 Hosts Annual Leadership Retreat

Washington, D.C. – PAAIA hosted its annual IA-100 Leadership Retreat for members and special guests at the Hay-Adams Hotel on April 27th and 28th, 2018.  This year’s retreat followed a successful and empowering Capitol Hill Days in which we spoke to members of Congress about important issues affecting the Iranian American community.  The retreat itself...
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04
May

PAAIA’s 2018 Capitol Hill Days were a Success!

Washington, D.C. – From April 25th to April 27th, 2018, PAAIA’s IA-100 and Emerging Leaders members met with over 20 members of Congress from both sides of the aisle to discuss several issues of importance to the Iranian American community. Our policy recommendations included distinguishing between the Iranian people and the regime, expanding trade exemptions...
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25
Apr

Supreme Court Heard Case on Trump’s Travel Ban Today

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: Contact: Morad Ghorban Email: morad@paaia.org Phone: (202) 828-8370 Washington, DC – Today, the U.S. Supreme Court held oral arguments on the latest version of the Travel Ban in the Hawaii case.  After the first two iterations of Trump’s Travel Ban were halted in the lower courts, the U.S. Supreme Court permitted the third version...
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23
Apr

Senators Send Letter Requesting Clarification of the “Waiver” Process

Washington, DC – On April 19, 2018 Senators Van Hollen (D-MD), Murphy (D-CT), and Blumenthal (D-CT) sent a follow-up letter to the State Department (DOS) and the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) to request further information on the administration’s implementation of Presidential Proclamation 9645, specifically “waiver provisions” outlined in President Trump’s latest Travel Ban.  This...
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30
Mar

PAAIA and Coalition of Iranian American Organizations File an Amicus Brief with the US Supreme Court

For Immediate Release: Contact: Morad Ghorban Email: Morad@PAAIA.org Phone: (202) 828-8370 Washington, DC – The Public Affairs Alliance of Iranian Americans (PAAIA), the Iranian American Bar Association (IABA), and Pars Equality Center have filed an amicus brief, through our legal counsel, with the United States Supreme Court in support of the challenge to the Trump Administration’s third Travel Ban (Proclamation 9645)....
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23
Mar

PAAIA Statement on the Appointment of John Bolton as National Security Advisor

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Contact: Morad Ghorban Email: morad@paaia.org Phone: (202) 828-8370 Washington, DC – In response to President Trump’s statement that John Bolton will serve as his new National Security Advisor effective April 9th, Leila Austin, the Executive Director of the Public Affairs Alliance of Iranian Americans (PAAIA) issued the following statement: “The decision by President...
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22
Mar

Iranian American Coalition Sends Letter Requesting Investigation into Improper Reassignment of Sahar Nowrouzzadeh

Washington, DC –Today, the Public Affairs Alliance of Iranian Americans (PAAIA), along with a coalition of Iranian American organizations, sent a letter to the White House Chief of Staff, John Kelly, and Acting Secretary of State, John Sullivan, requesting an independent investigation into the ousting of civil servant Sahar Nowrouzzadeh from her position on the Policy...
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20
Mar

President Trump’s Nowruz Message Criticizes Iranian Government but Reaffirms US Support for the Free Flow of Information to the Citizens of Iran

Washington, DC – President Donald Trump used the yearly presidential statement marking the Iranian New Year, Nowruz, to criticize the Iranian Government but also reaffirmed the U.S. Government’s commitment to ensure the availability of Information and Communication Technologies for the Iranian people under general sanctions exemptions. “The history of Nowruz is rooted in Iran, where for millennia a...
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