29
Jun

PAAIA and Coalition Help Uncover Disturbing Waiver Statistics

The U.S. Supreme Court recently upheld Presidential Proclamation 9645, also known as Travel Ban 3.0.  In doing so, the Court (like the government attorney) cited the “system of waivers” contained within the Travel Ban as a means for individuals to get relief from its strictures.  However, evidence uncovered to date by Iranian American organizations shows...
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29
Jun

Meet Amir Rezvani, PAAIA’S 2018 Summer CHIP FELLOW

Washington, D.C.—PAAIA congratulates our newest Akbar Ghahary Capitol Hill Internship Program (CHIP) Fellow, Amir Rezvani. He is spending eight weeks working on Capitol Hill in the office of Senator Dianne Feinstein (D-CA). Originally from San Diego, CA, Amir enters his junior year at Yale University in New Haven, Connecticut this upcoming fall. He is double-majoring...
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27
Jun

PAAIA Distressed over Supreme Court Decision to Uphold Travel Ban

Washington, DC – PAAIA is deeply disturbed with yesterday’s Supreme Court decision in Trump v. Hawaii, allowing the latest version of the Travel Ban to continue being implemented. The Court’s 5-4 decision essentially prevents nationals from Iran, Libya, North Korea, Somalia, Syria, Venezuela, and Yemen from entering the United States.  PAAIA—in collaboration with IABA and Pars...
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26
Jun

SCOTUS Allows Trump Travel Ban to Stand; Iranian American Organizations Say the Fight is Not Over

Contact: Aurora Matthews, aurora@newheightscommunications.com, 301-221-7984 June 26, 2018  “We remain committed to protecting the civil liberties of Iranian Americans and will continue to advocate for the Travel Ban’s rejection.” — Iranian American Groups Washington, D.C.—Today, the Supreme Court of the United States reversed an injunction blocking the enforcement of the Travel Ban, affirming the executive’s broad...
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29
May

IAPAC Endorses Anna Eskamani for Florida House 47

Effective advocacy. Bold leadership. Smart management. The Iranian American Political Action Committee (IAPAC), the connected PAC of the Public Affairs Alliance of Iranian Americans, proudly announces its support for Anna Eskamani for Florida House 47. A first generation Iranian American and an Orlando native, Anna Eskamani grew up in a working-class family who struggled to make...
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29
May

Amendments Clarifying that Military Force Against Iran Has Not Been Authorized by Congress Passes in U.S. House

Washington, DC – The Public Affairs Alliance of Iranian Americans (PAAIA) released the following statement on the passage of two amendments to H.R.5515, the National Defense Authorization Act (NDAA) for Fiscal Year 2019, clarifying that the use of military force against Iran has not been authorized. “We congratulate the House of Representatives for unanimously passing...
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23
May

Public Affairs Alliance of Iranian Americans Premieres New Ads Highlighting the Value of Iranian American Innovation

Washington, D.C. – The Public Affairs Alliance of Iranian Americans (PAAIA) launched a new social media campaign focused on the innovative power of the Iranian American community. The goal of the campaign is to foster greater understanding of who Iranian Americans are and highlight some of their extensive contributions to American life. “Recent political events...
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