NIAC Sends Letter on Long Administrative Processing for Student Visas September 19, 2018 NIAC Staff NIAC wrote to the Bureau of Consular Affairs and U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services in regard to reports of long administrative processing times for Iranian students, including visa renewals for those who have already began studying in the U.S, requesting to meet with the offices. Read the letter in its entirety.
NIAC Concerned by edX Move to Bar Iranians from Coursework August 8, 2018 NIAC In response to messages received from its members, NIAC sent a letter today to edX, an online educational platform expressing concern regarding its decision to terminate or reject the participation of students with Iranian background.
Nike Petition Update: Demanding Accountability from Nike June 25, 2018 NIAC Staff Though our petition has not received a response yet, we wanted to let you know that we are putting additional pressure on Nike. We have sent their CEO, Mark Parker, a letter detailing our concerns and asking for answers. You can find an excerpt of the letter below.
NIAC Strongly Condemns the Iranian Judiciary’s Detention of Nasrin Sotoudeh June 13, 2018 NIAC Staff FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Contact: Trita Parsi
Washington, D.C. – Trita Parsi, President of the National Iranian American Council, issued the following statement regarding Nasrin Sotoudeh’s unjust arrest and detention in Evin Prison:
“NIAC strongly condemns the Iranian judiciary’s detention of Sotoudeh and calls for the immediate release of her and all prisoners ...
Pompeo Pressed on Iran before Senate Committee May 25, 2018 Armin Fakhrai “The Saudis and their allies, the Gulf Sheikdoms, spend eight times more (militarily) than Iran,” noted Sen. Rand Paul (R-KY) in a Senate Foreign Relations Committee hearing Thursday.
Supreme Court Hears Oral Argument on Muslim Ban April 25, 2018 Shayan Modarres Today, the Supreme Court of the United States heard oral argument in the case of Trump v. Hawaii challenging the constitutionality of Presidential Proclamation 9645, otherwise known as Muslim Ban 3.0. By June of this year, we will learn whether the Supreme Court will allow a Muslim Ban to forever ...
NIAC and the Coalition’s Fight Against the Muslim Ban April 25, 2018 NIAC Staff Today, after a more than a year of fighting back against the Muslim Ban, our community finally got our day in the highest court in the United States, which will decide whether a Muslim Ban will become the official immigration policy of our country.
Don’t Let Muslim Travel Ban Join List of America’s Moral Failures April 23, 2018 Shayan Modarres The administration was forced to change the ban twice following legal pressure, and now the Supreme Court will consider the legality of the third iteration, which places restrictions on travelers from seven countries, five of them predominantly Muslim. They are Iran, Libya, Syria, Yemen, Somalia, North Korea and Venezuela. (An ...
MENA Category Rejected by Census Bureau Despite Clear Benefits February 6, 2018 NIAC Staff Washington, DC – The US Census Bureau once again declined to add a Middle East and North African (MENA) category for the 2020 census. Many Americans of Middle-Eastern descent, including Iranian Americans, have for decades sought the additional category so that the census more accurately reflects America’s mosaic of different ...
NIAC Applauds 9th Circuit for Ruling Against Muslim Ban (Again) December 22, 2017 NIAC Staff FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Contact: Shayan Modarres
Phone: (407) 408-0494
Washington, D.C. – Shayan Modarres, legal counsel for the National Iranian American Council (NIAC), issued the following statement following the U.S. Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals upholding the lower court ruling blocking President Trump’s third Muslim ban:
“We are reassured by ...