26
Jun

PAAIA’s Statement on Supreme Court’s Travel Ban Decision

WASHINGTON, DC – Today, the Supreme Court announced it will hear arguments regarding the legality of President Trump’s revised Travel Ban in October, while partially reinstating the travel ban for the next 90 days. The decision allows the Executive Order’s temporary ban of citizens from six Muslim-majority nations into the U.S., with an exception for...
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22
Jun

PAAIA Discusses the Travel Ban with Iranian American Civil Rights Attorney, Cyrus Mehri

WASHINGTON, DC – Cyrus Mehri is a prominent Iranian American civil rights lawyer known for litigating cases involving discrimination, civil and consumer rights, and corporate fraud. Mr. Mehri recently represented PAAIA in a federal lawsuit, Pars Equality, et al v. Trump, challenging the Trump Administration’s Travel Ban Executive Order. Mr. Mehri graduated from Cornell Law School in...
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22
Jun

IAPAC Proudly Endorses Campaigns of Iranian American Candidates

WASHINGTON, DC – Today, the Iranian American Political Action Committee (IAPAC) proudly announced its support for the campaigns of Kia Hamadanchy and Amir Farokhi who are running for the U.S. Congress and the Atlanta City Council, respectively. For more information about how you can get involved in these races, please visit: Kia for Congress and Amir for Atlanta....
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22
Jun

Congress Calls on President Trump to Prioritize Release of U.S. Citizens Held Hostage by Iranian Regime  

WASHINGTON, DC – Bipartisan legislation has been introduced in the U.S. Congress calling for the unconditional release of United States citizens and legal permanent residents being held for political purposes by the Government of Iran. Sponsored by Congresswoman Ileana Ros-Lehtinen (R-27th/FL), the resolution, H.Res.317, urges President Trump to prioritize the release of United States citizens...
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09
Jun

Senate Resolution Condemns Tehran Terrorist Attacks

Yesterday, U.S. Senators Ben Cardin (D-MD) and Bob Corker (R-TN), the Ranking Member and Chairman of the Senate Foreign Relations Committee, introduced a bipartisan resolution condemning recent terror attacks in the United Kingdom, the Philippines, Indonesia, Egypt, Iraq, Australia, and Iran. The resolution passed by unanimous consent, offering thoughts, prayers, and sincere condolences to the...
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09
Jun

PAAIA and IABA Host Civil Rights Panel at ACLU National Headquarters

Washington, DC – On June 5th, the Public Affairs Alliance of Iranian Americans (PAAIA) and the Iranian American Bar Association (IABA) held a panel discussion with the American Civil Liberties Union (ACLU) called Understanding our Place in the U.S. Constitution: Iranian Americans and the Struggle for Civil Rights and Equality. During a time when the...
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08
Jun

Ansari Fellowship Program Announces Inaugural Year Recipients, Arianna Zoghi and Parisa Pirooz

The Ansari Fellowship Program, a PAAIA initiative, is excited to announce its inaugural year recipients as Arianna Zoghi and Parisa Pirooz. The Ansari Fellowship was founded to support young Iranian-Americans committed to improving the lives of others through public service. The program provides two exceptional students – one undergraduate and one graduate – with funding...
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07
Jun

PAAIA Condemns Terror Attacks in Tehran

        Today, ISIS claimed responsibility for an attack in Tehran, Iran which left 12 Iranians dead and 42 wounded. PAAIA was deeply disheartened to learn of this tragedy, and we strongly condemn this and all reprehensible acts of terror. Our thoughts and prayers are with the victims and their families, and we...
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