April 18, 2017

Washington Times: Iranian-American Groups Testify to Detriment of Trump’s Order of Travel, Refugees

“Leaders of Iranian-American organizations testified in federal court Tuesday about the negative effects that President Trump’s executive order on travel and refugees has had on their community, even as enforcement of the order has been barred…The four groups suing the Trump administration over the order are the Pars Equality Center, the Iranian American Bar Association, National Iranian American Council, and Public Affairs Alliance of Iranian Americans. The groups contend that Iranian-Americans would be hit hardest by the executive order if it is allowed to take effect. The State Department indicates that in 2015, Iranians were issued 35,266 nonimmigrant visas to come to the United States – more than to nationals from any of the other five countries named in the revised order.”

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