Join the Fight for Fair Immigration
Diversity must remain a core value of U.S. immigration policy.

Why your support matters:

The Problem
A bill is moving forward in Congress that risks closing the path to green cards for Iranian nationals. The Fairness for High-Skilled Immigrants Act of 2019 (H.R. 1044 & S. 386) would add years of delay to the green card process for Iranians already subject to single entry visas and the Muslim Ban. Like last year, it passed the House of Representatives and is now gaining support in the Senate. We need to slow this bill down. 
The Impact
The Iranian-American community was built via the green card process, but that path could soon become closed off. This legislation would add nearly a decade in additional processing time for Iranians and others from underrepresented countries seeking permanent resident status. Coupled with the Trump Administration’s Muslim Ban, this proposal could effectively close all doors for Iranians wanting to make the U.S. their home. But this legislation affects more than just the Iranian-American Community, as reflected in a coalition letter we recently lead on this issue.
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The Goal
To prevent H.R. 1044 & S. 386 from being passed into law. Our efforts include: 
  1. Prevent the legislation from passing through the Senate 
  2. Keep the legislation from being snuck into spending negotiations 
  3. Secure opposition to the legislation from key Senators 
  4. Discourage Congresspeople from co-sponsoring the bill
  5. Advocate support for the RELIEF Act, Sen. Durbin's alternative legislation.

Take Action

Passage of this bill risks ending the American dream for many Iranians.

We need to continue lifting our voices to show Congress that this fundamental change to a pillar of our immigration system is unacceptable. The first step to doing that is to tell the Senate not to pass this harmful bill.

Write your legislators using our easy tool and ensure your concerns receive the strongest consideration.

Meet your representatives to lobby against this bill. Email us to get started. 

Donate to help us represent our community and immigrants in this fight.

We can keep the pathway for citizenship for Iranian immigrants open by blocking the successor bills to H.R. 392 (H.R. 1044 and S. 386).

Our community’s advocacy has already helped NIAC secure one major update in the bill: if someone files a petition for employment-based permanent residency and is approved prior to September 30, 2019, the bill won't add to an applicant’s wait time.

However, this exception is NOT a permanent solution to the problems created by these bills. To defeat this legislation, our community must take action to show Congress that we will not stand for this administration’s attempt as dismantling one of the most fundamental pillars of the U.S. immigration system. 

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