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The MAHSA Act would require the executive branch to determine sanctions against the Supreme Leader of Iran, the President of Iran, and their offices for their human rights abuses and support for terrorism.
Washington, D.C. — Today, the MAHSA Act has finally passed in the House of Representatives with 410 votes of support! Coinciding with the week of the one year anniversary of Mahsa Amini’s death, this win
Pezeshkan Family Capitol Hill Internship Program Fellow Nader Granmayeh is a senior studying political science at Yale University. Below, he reflects on his internship in the office of U.S. Senator Chris Murphy (D-CT). “This past summer, I
Pezeshkan Family Capitol Hill Internship Program Fellow Saba Mehrzad is a rising junior at Harvard College pursuing a joint-degree in Computer Science and Government. This summer, she interned in the Office of the Democratic Whip
PAAIA’s Pezeshkan Capitol Hill Internship Program (CHIP) Fellow Kevin Mani is a senior at Boston University’s College of Communication majoring in Journalism and minoring in TV & Film Production. Below, he discusses his internship with
PAAIA’s 2023 Ansari Fellow, Persia Zurita, is a rising sophomore at George Washington University studying Political Science, Philosophy, and International Affairs with a concentration in Security Policy. Below, she reflects on her internship in the
PAAIA Summer Ansari Fellow, Kian Rajaeian, is a rising senior at Arizona State University majoring in Political Science with a minor in Philosophy. Below, Kian reflects on his summer internship with State Senator Tom Umberg
The Position The Public Affairs Alliance of Iranian Americans (PAAIA) is seeking a Director of Civic Engagement and Democracy. Description The Director of Civic Engagement and Democracy (DCED) plays a key role in educating and
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: Contact: Shannon Kuehn Position: Director of Communications, PAAIA Email: Shannon@paaia.org Phone: (202) 828-8370 Washington, D.C. — The Public Affairs Alliance of Iranian Americans (PAAIA) welcomes the reintroduction of the Temporary Family Visitation Act (TFVA) in the
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PAAIA is working towards passing the TFVA which will create a new visa category that will allow the family members of U.S. citizens and permanent residents to visit from abroad. Currently, family members must apply to visit their relatives in the U.S. through B-2 visas which results in an unnecessarily high denial rate due to presumptions that the applicants intend to immigrate. The new visa category created by the TFVA will provide an opportunity for family members to visit their U.S. relatives without the worry of visa overstays.