Updates

  • NIAC Action Statement on Delay to NO BAN Vote March 12, 2020
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    FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: Thursday, March 12, 2020 CONTACT: Mana Mostatabi | 202.386.6325 x103 | mana@niacaction.org  Jamal Abdi, Executive Director of NIAC Action, issued the following statement on the decision to delay the vote on the NO BAN Act: “We are disappointed that the vote on the NO BAN Act has been delayed. We ...
  • Statement on House Passage of Kaine War Powers Resolution March 11, 2020
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    FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: Wednesday, March 11, 2020 CONTACT: Mana Mostatabi | 202.386.6325 x103 | mana@niacaction.org Ryan Costello, Policy Director of NIAC Action, issued the following statement on the House of Representatives passing Sen. Kaine’s resolution (S.J.Res. 68) requiring the administration to withdraw U.S. forces from hostilities with Iran in a 227-186 ...
  • Take Action Against Humanitarian Sanctions March 11, 2020
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  • Meet the Husband and Wife team running to represent the Democratic Party of Orange County February 28, 2020
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    Meet Iyad Afalqa and Samila Amanyraoufpoor, the husband and wife team running to represent the people of California Assembly District 74 in the Democratic Party of Orange County Central Committee! Both Samila and Iyad are union professors whose immigrant experiences have shaped their views and involvement in politics. Samila Amanyraoufpor is an ...
  • NIAC Action Commends Senate on Passage of War Powers Resolution February 13, 2020
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    Ryan Costello, Policy Director for NIAC Action, issued the following statement on the Senate’s passage of the Kaine resolution S.J.Res. 68 guarding against an unauthorized war with Iran in a 55-45 vote: “President Trump does not have authorization for an Iran war. Sen. Tim Kaine deserves tremendous credit for working across ...
  • NIAC Action Applauds House Judiciary Passage of Muslim Ban Repeal February 12, 2020
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    Ryan Costello, Policy Director of NIAC Action, issued the following statement after the passage of legislation to repeal the Muslim ban through the House Judiciary Committee: “After more than three years of the Muslim ban, and more than 30,000 Iranians barred from securing a visa, Congress has now taken a firm ...
  • Halt Washington’s Sanctions Addiction: Support Omar’s Sanctions Oversight Bill February 12, 2020
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    We know the true impact of sanctions – many of us hear from our friends and family who are struggling as a direct result of the sanctions. Food and life-saving medicine are increasingly difficult to come by. The Trump administration has abused the use of sanctions, using them as a ...
  • NIAC Action’s Recommendations for Judiciary Markup on NO BAN Act and Access to Counsel Act February 11, 2020
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    National Iranian American Council (NIAC) Action is pleased that two bills of importance to the Iranian-American community – the NO BAN Act (H.R. 2214) and the Access to Counsel Act (H.R. 5581) – will be marked up by the Judiciary Committee tomorrow. NIAC Action strongly supports each bill as key ...
  • NIAC Action Joins 40+ NGOs in Letter Urging Senators to Vote “Yes” on Kaine War Powers Resolution February 11, 2020
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    February 11, 2020 Dear Senators, We are a diverse group of national organizations focused on strengthening diplomacy, safeguarding the rule of law, protecting refugees, and promoting human rights and public welfare, and together we represent millions of people and communities across the United States. We write to urge you to vote “YES” on ...
  • Deportations and Detentions of Iranians: What We Know and What Congress Can Do February 5, 2020
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    View as PDF Key Takeaways: CBP has been discriminating against individuals on the basis of their Iranian and Middle Eastern heritage, resulting in outrageous screening for U.S. citizens and green card holders, as well as deportations of Iranian students with valid visas.   Reports indicate that hundreds of Iranian Americans and green card holders ...
  • NIAC Action Statement on Passage of Legislation Prohibiting Unauthorized War with Iran  January 30, 2020
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    FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: Thursday, January 30, 2020 CONTACT: Mana Mostatabi | 202.386.6325 x103 | mana@niacaction.org NIAC Action Policy Director Ryan Costello issued the following statement on the House of Representatives passing legislation to clarify that no authorization for an Iran war exists, prohibit funds for an unauthorized Iran war, and repeal the ...
  • 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 ...
  • NIAC ACTION CALLS ON CONGRESS AND 2020 PRESIDENTIAL CANDIDATES TO REPEAL TRUMP’S MUSLIM BAN AMID NEWS OF THE POTENTIAL ADDITION OF IMPACTED COUNTRIES November 1, 2019
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    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
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    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
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