Important Update on Green Card Legislation February 7, 2019 NIAC A new version of the Fairness for High-Skilled Immigrants Act of 2019 (H.R. 1044 — previously known as H.R. 392) has been introduced. It is largely identical to past versions but our collective advocacy, meetings, and calls helped to secure one significant exception in the language of the new bill. ...
An Update on Slack December 22, 2018 NIAC We thank Slack for working to restore service to those erroneously cut off and for apologizing for their mistake. User access and data must be restored and we hope that Slack will look closely at whether such compliance efforts were necessary in the first place.
NIAC Sends Letter to Slack on Account Closures December 20, 2018 NIAC Staff We’ve been hearing from members of our community that Slack accounts have been abruptly closed under the guise of sanctions enforcement. We’re looking into getting answers on these unfair closures.
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.