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April 28, 2016

Arab American News: Iranian Americans: Rich Culture, Common Challenges

Jamal Abdi, executive director of the National Iranian American Council (NIAC), said the top issue Iranian Americans currently face is the restriction on Europeans of Iranian descent from visiting the U.S. without a Visa. “This law was a direct result of the climate of Islamophobia and xenophobia that has increased in the past several months,” Abdi said. “It is a discriminatory measure that punishes Iranians and Arabs abroad and opens the door to similar restrictions against Iranian Americans and Arab Americans.”

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