Washington, DC — The Public Affairs Alliance of Iranian Americans (PAAIA) is thrilled to announce that a version of our Temporary Family Visitation Act was included in the Bipartisan Senate National Security Supplemental Bill! While the measure did not pass, this exciting new development underscores the effectiveness of the TFVA as a meaningful policy solution to address pertinent issues within our visa system.
The Temporary Family Visitation Act (TFVA) creates a new nonimmigrant visa category to allow family members of U.S. citizens and permanent residents short-term visits to the United States. This policy addresses the unnecessarily high denial rates faced by many relatives who try to visit their loved ones.
TFVA’s inclusion in both the bipartisan Dignity Act and now the Bipartisan Senate National Security Supplemental Bill sets a precedent whereby the legislation may be included in larger border packages in the future. The TFVA was also highlighted in a recent Congressional Research Service report that recommends the legislation as a policy solution to help prevent visa overstays while also providing an efficient and safe pathway for relatives to visit the U.S. This ongoing support for the TFVA also signifies that the bill is a real practical solution that has been vetted by Senate leadership on both sides of the aisle.
While momentum for the TFVA continues to grow, we need your help to ensure the TFVA becomes law. Contact your elected officials in one to two minutes with our easy-to-use action alert and encourage them to support the TFVA!