PAAIA Advocates for and Supports the Iranian People's Aspirations for Democracy, Human Rights, Freedom, and Self-Determination
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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, DC — On May 12th, 2023, the Ellis Island Honors Society awarded seven highly accomplished Iranian Americans its Medal of Honor for outstanding achievement in their professional and personal lives, as well as their
Washington, DC — The Office of Management and Budget (OMB) has requested public comments on the possibility of including a Middle East North Africa (MENA) category on federal documents like the census. In response, PAAIA
Washington, DC — This morning, the House Foreign Affairs Committee (HFAC) passed the MAHSA Act (H.R.589) in their markup session! PAAIA applauds this new development and urges House Leadership to bring the MAHSA Act to
Washington, DC — Since the death of 22-year-old Iranian woman Mahsa Amini in September 2022, PAAIA has been working tirelessly to help secure support for the Mahsa Amini Human rights and Security Accountability Act (MAHSA Act).
Washington, DC — On March 28th, 2023, the Public Affairs Alliance of Iranian Americans (PAAIA) hosted its annual Nowruz reception on Capitol Hill with over 90 members of Congress, congressional staffers, and special guests in
As Iranian Americans begin to wrap up Nowruz celebrations welcoming this new year and all the blessings it will bring, it’s time our community turns our attention to the next pivotal date for Iranian Americans:
Washington, DC – Today, Representatives Zoe Lofgren (CA-18th), Stephanie Bice (OK-5th), Gerry Connolly (VA-11th), and Brian Fitzpatrick (PA-1st) introduced a bipartisan resolution (H.Res.215) in honor of Nowruz, the Iranian New Year. PAAIA is the leading advocate
Donate to PAAIA’s IA-100 to continue our hard work in reuniting families
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.