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Tell President Obama to Fix the Single-Entry Only Policy for Iranian Students in the US

Iranians studying in the U.S. cannot visit their family or travel abroad without losing their student visa, even in the case of emergency. Tell President Obama this must change.

So many Iranian Americans began their journey in the U.S. as students, but now that path is becoming increasingly closed.  Not only is it more difficult for Iranians to obtain visas to study in the U.S., but Iranian students are only eligible for single-entry visas. 

This means that Iranians studying in the U.S. cannot visit their family or travel abroad without losing their student visa.  Even in emergencies—such as if a family member falls ill—or academic opportunities—such as an international conference—Iranian students who leave the U.S. cannot come back unless they start the entire application process over again and obtain a brand new visa.

President Obama stated in his recent Norooz message that he is “committed to increasing opportunities for educational exchanges so that Iranian students can come to our colleges and universities.” 

We should thank the President for this commitment, but we must also take this opportunity to say: Mr. President, please fix the "single-entry only" student visa policy that unnecessarily burdens all Iranians studying in the U.S.

Click here to tell President Obama to fix the single-entry only policy so that Iranian students in the U.S. can visit their families, attend international conferences, and travel abroad for personal and educational purposes.

 

 

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