Updates

  • Join TWW and NIAC at your local town hall this week February 20, 2017
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    Screen Shot 2017-02-21 at 4.23.13 PMTogether We Will USA (TWWUSA) and the National Iranian American Council for Action (NIAC Action) have launched a nationwide grassroots effort to push back against Donald Trump’s executive order (EO) banning travelers from seven predominantly Muslim countries — Iran, Iraq, Libya, Somalia, Syria, Sudan and Yemen. During the week of ...
  • Resist: How we defeat Trump’s Ban February 17, 2017
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    During the week of February 20th, NIAC Action members will flood congressional town hall meetings throughout the country to voice our concerns over this unconscionable and discriminatory ban. Trump’s order shamefully targets Iranians, demonizes Muslims, creates divisions among Americans and increases tensions between the U.S. and the rest of the ...
  • NIAC Action Statement on Confirmation of Jeff Sessions as Attorney General February 8, 2017
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    jeff-sessions-confirmationWashington, DC – NIAC Action released the following statement regarding the Senate’s confirmation of Jeff Sessions as Attorney General: “At a time when the fundamental values of our nation are being tested in the courts by Donald Trump’s Muslim ban, the confirmation of Jeff Sessions to head the Justice Department is ...
  • Targeted Representatives for Overturning Trump’s Ban January 31, 2017
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    Trump-ban-2Below are the most vulnerable Republican members of the House who represent swing districts. These are the lawmakers who are most sensitive to pressure to stand up against Trump’s most divisive policies – including the Muslim ban. While we usually caution that lawmakers will only listen to their own constituents, ...
  • We Are the Banned Ones January 28, 2017
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    C3T80hWWQAExlUmIf you think your Members of Congress should know how a ban on immigrants impacts your life, share your story. #AmericaDoesNotBan  Rose Iranian-American dual national, worried about returning from Iran trip I was supposed to go to Iran this summer and I was beyond thrilled to take pictures and make amazing blogs about ...
  • Stop Trump’s Immigration Ban January 28, 2017
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    Trump-ban-2Donald Trump has signed an Executive Order barring Iranians and other nationalities that is as dire and draconian as any of us could have anticipated.
  • Critical Update #3: What Trump’s Ban Means for You January 27, 2017
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    Screen Shot 2017-01-25 at 5.44.26 PMTrump Administration is implementing the ban order against Iranian nationals, Iranian dual nationals, and even U.S. permanent residents who were born in Iran.
  • Trump’s Muslim Ban is Real and Even Worse Than Imagined January 25, 2017
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    NIAC Action LogoWashington, DC – NIAC Action issued the following statement based on language of a reported Executive Order that President Donald Trump plans to sign tomorrow: “Trump’s Muslim ban is real and even more draconian than many anticipated. Visa holders, dual nationals, and even green card holders from ...
  • Call Congress: Stop Ban Based on National Origin & Religious Beliefs January 25, 2017
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      President Donald Trump has barred all Iranians and individuals from six other Muslim-majority countries from the U.S., fulfilling his much-maligned campaign pledge to impose a Muslim ban. This is unacceptable. Many in the Iranian-American community will be directly impacted by this disgraceful ban that treats all Iranians – and many other nationalities – as ...
  • President Trump: Don’t Ban Iranians and Muslims January 24, 2017
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      President Trump issued an executive order banning Iranians and individuals from six other Muslim-majority countries from entering the U.S. The final executive order is worse than the draft leaked earlier this week, and the Trump Administration continues to leave vital questions unanswered. For more information about how this order may affect you or your loved ones, see ...
  • Memo: The Iran Ballistic Missile Sanctions Act (S.15) January 24, 2017
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    House of RepOn January 3, 2017, Sen. Dean Heller (R-NV) introduced S.15, the ‘Iran Ballistic Missile Sanctions Act’. This bill is a virtual copy of the Iran Ballistic Missile Sanctions Act of 2016, which was introduced by Sen. Kelly Ayotte (R-NH) and which was also submitted as an amendment to the ...
  • Memo: H.R.566, The Latest Attempt to Kill the Boeing-Iran Deal January 19, 2017
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    6d18da2a-c8fa-4035-8c5a-2a0c77699a63On January 17, Rep. Peter Roskam (R-IL-6), along with Reps. Lee Zeldin (R-NY-1) and Brad Sherman (D-CA-30), introduced H.R. 566, the “Terror-Free Skies Act”. This legislation would violate the nuclear accord and isolate the United States on the international stage. The bill would re-impose sanctions lifted under the Joint Comprehensive ...
  • Local Bay Area Attorney Wins District Delegate Seat By Two Votes January 13, 2017
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    screen-shot-2017-01-13-at-10-07-53-amThe recent Presidential election was a wake-up call for Nima Rahimi, a deputy district attorney and San Francisco resident. He saw plainly the consequences of political disengagement. So he decided to take matters into his own hands. Rahimi decided to run to represent San Francisco’s 17th Assembly District as a District ...
  • Obama Dismantles Framework Targeting Muslims and Iranians December 22, 2016
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    461197856-0Washington, DC – NIAC Action applauds the Obama Administration’s decision to officially terminate the National Security Entry-Exit Registration System (NSEERS), the post-9/11 program that tracked and discriminated against immigrants from predominately Muslim nations, including Iran.
  • NIAC Action Statement on Passage of Iran Sanctions Act December 1, 2016
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    NIACActionWashington, DC – NIAC Action released a statement regarding the Senate vote to reauthorize the Iran Sanctions Act (H.R. 6297):  We are disappointed that Congress has decided to renew the Iran Sanctions Act (ISA). We strongly oppose broad unilateral sanctions because they are ineffective, they punish the wrong people, and they ...