Unexpected Green Card Help

Washington, DC – Woeful tales of staled Green card applications and slowed visa procedures permeate throughout the Iranian community in the United States and abroad. Weeks, months, even years snail by without words from the Immigration and Naturalization Services (INS). Prospective Green card holders and their relatives are left wondering how they can help speed up the lengthy process. But help can come from unexpected quarters.
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Registration Requirements for Iranian Nationals Made Final

Washington, DC – On August 12, 2002, the Justice Department published its final rule on registration and monitoring of certain foreign nationals. Also, Attorney General John Ashcroft announced on August 13, 2002, the initiation of the National Security Entry-Exit Registration System. (more…)

Registration Requirements for Iranian Nationals Made Final

Washington, DC – On August 12, 2002, the Justice Department published its final rule on registration and monitoring of certain foreign nationals. Also, Attorney General John Ashcroft announced on August 13, 2002, the initiation of the National Security Entry-Exit Registration System. (more…)

Rep. Gekas Immigration Bill Loses Steam

Washington, DC – US House Representative George W. Gekas (R-PA), Chairman of the House Subcommittee on Immigration, Border Security, and Claims, introduced a new immigration bill in late June (H.R. 5013) that would significantly restrict legal immigration while increasing scrutiny of foreign national visitors. (more…)

Rep. Gekas Introduces New Immigration Bill

Washington, DC – US House Representative George W. Gekas (R-PA), chairman of the House Subcommittee on Immigration, Border Security, and Claims, yesterday introduced the SAFER (Securing America's Future through Enforcement Reform) Act. If enacted into law the act would make major changes to the Immigration and Nationality Act, with a focus on increasing the tracking and scrutiny of foreign national visits, generally increasing enforcement, and reducing legal immigration. (more…)

The New Immigration Law: How to Translate Our Resources into Positive Influence

Washington, DC – The passing of the new border security bill (H.R. 3525, S 1618 and S 1749) has sent shockwaves throughout the Iranian-American community. The new bill, that was passed unanimously in both the House and the Senate, may adversely impact our community's collective interest including restricting the ability of Iranians to visit their families in America. From our perspective at NIAC, the questions our community should be asking are how this could have happened, how we can protect our interests and freedom in the future, and what constructive measures can be taken now in order to minimize the negative effects of this bill.
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