04
Apr

IRANIAN-AMERICAN ORGS FILE FEDERAL LAWSUIT AGAINST TRUMP TRAVEL BAN EXECUTIVE ORDER

Contact: Christy Setzer, christy@newheightscommunications.com or Aurora Matthews, aurora@newheightscommunications.com, 301-221-7984 February 9, 2017 IRANIAN-AMERICAN ORGS FILE FEDERAL LAWSUIT AGAINST TRUMP TRAVEL BAN EXECUTIVE ORDER Joint Statement of the Pars Equality Center, the Iranian American Bar Association, the National Iranian American Council, and the Public Affairs Alliance of Iranian Americans Washington, DC — Several prominent Iranian-American organizations have filed a...
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04
Apr

Travel Ban Update

WASHINGTON – President Trump’s controversial Executive Order temporarily banning nationals from seven Muslim-majority countries is causing a crisis. PAAIA continues to monitor this situation. Last night, we hosted a conference call with Representatives from civil rights organizations and immigration attorneys. to answer the community’s questions about how the immigration ban impacts them. Hundreds of community members joined the call. Despite...
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04
Apr

HOUSE DEMOCRATS SEEK INVESTIGATION INTO PRESIDENT TRUMP’S CONTROVERSIAL IMMIGRATION ORDER

WASHINGTON – Today, House Democrats sent a letter to the General Accountability Office (GAO) urging an investigation into President Trump’s controversial Executive Order temporarily banning nationals from seven Muslim-majority countries, including Iran, from entering the United States. The GAO is an independent, nonpartisan agency that works for Congress to help improve performance and ensure the federal...
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04
Apr

ACTION ALERT: SUPPORT LEGISLATION TO RESCIND PRESIDENT TRUMP’S DISCRIMINATORY IMMIGRATION BAN

WASHINGTON – Today, led by Representative Zoe Lofgren (D-CA), House Democrats are filing legislation making President Trump’s controversial Immigration Executive Order null and void. In the Senate, Dianne Feinstein (D-CA) and Chris Murphy (D-CT) are leading efforts to rescind the Executive Order and stop its funding. In the House, the “Statute of Liberty Values Act” (SOLVe)...
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30
Jan

UPDATE: President Trump’s Controversial Immigration Ban

WASHINGTON – The implementation of President Trump’s controversial executive order to temporarily ban nationals from Iraq, Libya, Somalia, Sudan, Syria, Yemen, and Iran, from entering the United States was met with much confusion and reports of protests at airports across the country. The measure prohibits immigrant and non-immigrant nationals from the designated countries from entering the...
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30
Jan

PAAIA Rejects President Trump’s Immigration Ban on Iranian Nationals

WASHINGTON – Today, President Trump enacted an executive order temporarily banning nationals from Iraq, Libya, Somalia, Sudan, Syria, Yemen, and Iran, from entering the United States. The measure prohibits immigrant and non-immigrant nationals from the designated countries from entering the United States for at least 90 days.  This includes Iranian nationals who hold valid visas...
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30
Jan

President Trump’s Impending Immigration Ban on Iranian Nationals Will Harm American Families and Interests

WASHINGTON – According to multiple sources, President Trump plans to issue an executive order temporarily banning nationals from several Muslim-majority countries, including Iran, from entering the United States. The Public Affairs Alliance of Iranian Americans (PAAIA) is deeply concerned about this executive order. While PAAIA and the Iranian American community commend efforts that would enhance our national security,...
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24
Jan

Survey Demonstrates National Support for the Iran Nuclear Deal

WASHINGTON – According to a bipartisan survey from the University of Maryland’s Program for Public Consultation (PPC), approximately two thirds of Americans oppose withdrawing from the Iran nuclear deal. The survey asked respondents to assess arguments in favor and against continuing with the nuclear deal. The results found that “64 percent of respondents recommended continuing...
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03
Jan

PAAIA Applauds Decision to Dismantle the Special Registration Program

WASHINGTON – Today, the Obama administration announced that it would dismantle the regulatory framework behind the dormant National Security Entry-Exit Registration System (NSEERS). Created in the wake of September 11, 2001, NSEERS required non-immigrant nationals from twenty-five countries, including Iran, to undergo “special registration procedures.” The controversial domestic call-in registration portion of the program took a tremendous toll...
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03
Jan

PAAIA Interviews Award-Winning Architects Gisue Hariri and Mojgan Hariri

SILICON VALLEY, Calif. – Gisue Hariri and Mojgan Hariri were born in Iran, and they came to the United States to pursue higher education. After graduating from Cornell University School of Architecture, they established Hariri & Hariri Architecture, a New York-based multi-disciplinary architecture and design firm. The sisters are celebrated as two of the most accomplished women in American architecture...
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