Discrimination & Immigration

  • NIAC Deeply Concerned by Flight Ban on Iranian Students September 13, 2019
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    In response to recent reports that the Trump Administration is preventing Iranian students with visas from boarding their flights to the United States, the National Iranian American Council (NIAC) issued the following statement: “The National Iranian American Council is deeply concerned by reports that a large number of Iranian students with ...
  • Muslim Ban Statistics Show Continued Discriminatory Impact August 14, 2019
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    While the Muslim ban is no longer being implemented in front of TV cameras at airports across the country, the latest data from the Trump administration shows that its impact is still extensive – particularly on Iranian nationals.
  • NIAC Statement on the Trump Admin’s “Public Charge” Regulation August 12, 2019
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    NIAC is deeply concerned by the Trump administration’s public charge rule change, which is yet another step from this administration designed to target immigrant communities in pursuit of its discriminatory, white nationalist goals. This administration’s hostility toward immigrants began with the Muslim ban, which is still in force, and continued ...
  • بانک‌ها در برابر ایرانی-آمریکایی‌ها تبعیض قائل می‌شوند – این اقدامی است که ما در مورد آن انجام می‌دهیم July 23, 2019
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    ,دوست عزیز سال‌هاست که بسیاری از ایرانی-آمریکایی‌ها، تنها به دلیل تبارِ ایرانی‌شان، با بسته‌شدن حساب‌های بانکی خود مواجه می‌شوند. این نوعی تبعیضِ آزاردهنده است که می‌تواند فرد را در حالی که منتظر آزادشدن پس‌انداز و سرمایه‌ی زندگی‌اش است، با مشکلات مالی بسیاری روبه‌رو کند. بانک‌ها در گفت‌وگو با ما توضیح می‌دهند که ...
  • NIAC Calls for Treasury to Protect Iranian Americans from Bank Account Closures July 19, 2019
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    The National Iranian American Council (“NIAC”)—the largest grassroots organization in the United States representing the interests of Iranian Americans—respectfully petitions the United States Department of the Treasury’s Office of Foreign Assets Control (“OFAC”) for the issuance of a rule providing license authorization for certain transactions prohibited pursuant to the Iranian ...
  • NIAC Calls for Bank of America to Stop Closures of Iranian American Bank Accounts July 19, 2019
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    I am writing on behalf of the National Iranian American Council (“NIAC”), the largest grassroots organization in the United States representing the interests of Iranian Americans, regarding Bank of America’s treatment of its U.S. customers of Iranian origin. Over the past several years, we have received persistent questions and complaints ...
  • Important Update on Green Card Legislation February 7, 2019
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    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
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    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 Calls on Slack to End Over-Compliance and End Discrimination Against Iranian Nationals December 21, 2018
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    In a new letter, the National Iranian-American Council, the leading voice for the Iranian-American community, is demanding that the technology company Slack stop its over-compliance with U.S. sanctions against Iran and end discrimination against Iranian nationals.
  • NIAC Sends Letter to Slack on Account Closures December 20, 2018
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    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
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    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.
  • Sanctions Bar Educational Platform from Servicing Iranians September 14, 2018
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    After sending an open letter to the company, the National Iranian American Council (NIAC) has been working with edX to resolve complications arising from the suspension.
  • NIAC Sends Letter to Corporations Lobbying for H.R. 392 August 22, 2018
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    NIAC’s letter urges these corporations to reconsider their support for legislation that would, if passed, hurt many of their own employees already targeted by unfair immigration policies.
  • NIAC Concerned by edX Move to Bar Iranians from Coursework August 8, 2018
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    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.
  • MEDIA AVAILABILITY: Experts Available to Discuss Trump’s Muslim Ban June 26, 2018
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    Experts from the National Iranian American Council are available to discuss the Supreme Court’s outrageous decision to uphold Donald Trump’s Muslim ban and the necessity for Congress to take action to end the ban once and for all.