• Memo: Iran Protests, Internet Blackout & Government Crackdown November 18, 2019
    Donna Farvard
    The Iranian government abruptly announced last Thursday that the price of gasoline would be increased, triggering widespread protests from a population already under severe economic hardship due to governmental mismanagement and the impact of U.S. sanctions. Videos out of Iran show violent confrontations between security forces and protesters, with tear ...
    Donna Farvard
    FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: Friday, November 1, 2019 CONTACT: Ryan Costello | 202.386.6319 | ryan@niacaction.org   Washington, D.C. – Jamal Abdi, Executive Director of NIAC Action, issued the following statement regarding the recent news that the Trump Administration is considering adding additional countries to the Muslim ban: “At a time when thousands of families are ...
  • Introducing Ardavan Mobasheri, Candidate for Fairfax County School Board October 31, 2019
    NIAC StaffNIAC Staff
    Ardavan Fairfax County School BoardWe are pleased to introduce Ardavan Mobasheri, candidate for Fairfax County School Board – Dranesville District.  Ardavan is an Iranian-American engineer, career educator, husband and father of two from Great Falls, Virginia. He is a member of the Virginia ACLU and is the Managing Director and Chief Investment Officer of Acima ...
  • Help Protect Green Card Diversity October 18, 2019
    Donna Farvard
  • Organizational Letter Supporting Sen. Durbin’s (D-IL) RELIEF Act October 16, 2019
    Donna Farvard
    October 16, 2019 To: Members of the U.S. Senate Dear Honorable Senators, As organizations representing immigrant communities who would be harmed by H.R. 1044/S. 386, the so-called Fairness for High Skilled Immigrants Act, we write to express our support for the compromise offered by Sen. Dick Durbin in the Resolving Extended Limbo for ...
  • A major victory on our work to protect green card diversity October 16, 2019
    Donna Farvard
    Last week, we scored a major victory on our work to protect the green card process for Iranians and other communities. Recently NIAC Action assembled a coalition of immigrant-advocacy organizations to send a letter to the Senate urging them to oppose H.R.1044/S.386, the so-called “Fairness for High Skilled Immigrants Act.” This ...
  • نامه ائتلاف به مجلس سنای ایالات متحده در مخالفت با لایحه کارت سبز که بر مشکلات می‌افزاید October 1, 2019
    در هفته جاری، کمیته اقدام نایاک نامه ای را در مخالفت با لایحه H.R. 1044/S.386 برای سناتورهای ایالات متحده هماهنگ و ارسال کرد. امضا کنندگان این نامه بنیاد آمریکائیان عرب‌تبار، شورای روابط آمریکایی/اسلامی، سازمان غیردولتی آمریکائی‌های جنوب آسیائی‌تبار و ۱۱ سازمان دیگر که نمایندگی جوامع مهاجر را بر عهده دارند ...
  • Coalition Letter to U.S. Senate Opposing Green Card Bill that Exacerbates the Problem September 25, 2019
    NIAC StaffNIAC Staff
    Today, NIAC Action organized and sent a letter to U.S Senators concerning our opposition to  H.R. 1044/ S. 386. Signatories of the letter included the Arab American Institute, Council on American-Islamic Relations, SAALT, as well as 11 other organizations that represent immigrant communities that would be affected by the bill.  Why ...
  • NIAC Statement on First Congressional Hearing on the Muslim Ban September 24, 2019
    NIAC StaffNIAC Staff
    WASHINGTON DC – Today, the Subcommittee on Immigration and Citizenship held the first ever Congressional hearing on the Trump Administration’s discriminatory Muslim Ban. The hearing, which included witness testimony from impacted individuals, enabled Congress and the public to glean insight into the implementation of the nearly three-year-old Muslim Ban.  In response ...
  • MEDIA ADVISORY: Experts Available to Discuss First Congressional Hearing on Muslim Ban September 23, 2019
    Mana Mostatabi
    FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: Monday, September 23, 2019 CONTACT: Mana Mostatabi, Communications Director – 202.386.6325 x103, mana@niacaction.org Jamal Abdi, President – 202.386.6408, jamal@niacaction.org  Ryan Costello, Policy Director – 202.386.6319, ryan@niacaction.org Shervin Ghaffari, Policy Associate – (202) 386-6325, shervin@niacaction.org WASHINGTON DC – Experts from the National Iranian American Council (NIAC) will be available to the media to ...
  • 30 Organizations Call on Congress to Prohibit Unauthorized War with Iran September 17, 2019
    September 17, 2019 The Honorable James Inhofe Chairman, Senate Committee on Armed Services Washington, D.C. 20510 The Honorable Adam Smith Chairman, House Armed Service Committee Washington, D.C. 20515 The Honorable Jack Reed Ranking Member, Senate Committee on Armed Services Washington, D.C. 20510 The Honorable Mac Thornberry Ranking Member, House Armed Service Committee Washington, D.C. 20515 Dear Chairman Inhofe, Ranking ...
  • Memo: Congress Must Clarify No Authorization for Iran War, Urge Deescalation after Saudi Oil Attack September 16, 2019
    NIAC ActionNIAC Action
    President Trump is once again hinting that he will go to war with Iran via Twitter, this time over attacks on key Saudi Arabian oil facilities for which the Houthi rebels in Yemen claimed credit
  • Call Congress: Tell Them to Stop Trump’s Path to War with Iran September 16, 2019
    header.at-title{display:none} .at .at-step.active>* {background:#f1f3f5} This is an emergency. We’ve never been this close to military action against Iran. Now is the time that we must reach out to our members of Congress to make sure they put a check on the warmongering administration. Given the seriousness of the situation, we need to ...
  • Tell Congress: Stop Trump’s Path to War September 16, 2019
  • NIAC Action Joins 200+ NGOs to Tell Congress: Cut ICE And CBP Funding September 13, 2019
    NIAC Action joined a group of more than 200 organizations calling on Congress to cut funding for the Department of Homeland Security’s (DHS) detention, enforcement, and border militarization programs as well as to ensure that appropriated funds are not abused by the administration. The letter comes as Congress prepares to ...