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  • NIAC Action Deeply Concerned by House Passage of Discriminatory Visa Waiver Program Bill December 8, 2015
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    NIAC Action Executive Director Jamal Abdi issued the following statement after the House of Representatives passed H.R. 158, a bill reforming the visa waiver program and containing discriminatory measures targeting Iranian dual nationals: “Unfortunately, the House of Representatives took a page from Donald Trump today and voted for legislation that discriminates ...
  • House Bill Threatens to Restrict Iranian-American Travel to Europe December 7, 2015
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    Washington, DC – NIAC Action released the following statement regarding H.R.158, legislation that would revise the Visa Waiver Program which is scheduled for a vote on Wednesday, December 8: “This is an outrageous bill that threatens to block Iranian Americans from traveling to Europe under the Visa Waiver Program. It risks ...
  • Take Action: Urge Congress and the White House to Reject Discrimination December 7, 2015
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    (function(d, s, id) { var js, fjs = d.getElementsByTagName(s); if (d.getElementById(id)) return; js = d.createElement(s); js.id = id; js.src = '//p2a.co/js/embed/widget/advocacywidget.min.js'; fjs.parentNode.insertBefore(js, fjs); }(document, 'script', 'advocacy-actionwidget-code'));   We’ve just suffered a major setback. Our allies on Capitol Hill have confirmed that the omnibus will be released soon and the ...
  • NIAC Action Condemns Discriminatory Backlash to Heinous Terrorist Attacks November 19, 2015
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    NIAC Action condemns the horrific terrorist attacks in Paris that killed 129 innocent people and injured dozens of others, and is deeply concerned by the reactionary proposals offered by some U.S. politicians in response – including suggestions to openly infringe on the rights of Americans based on their religious faith ...
  • NIAC Action Welcomes Expansion of Medical Supplies Licensed for Export to Iran November 3, 2015
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    Washington, DC – NIAC Action released the following statement upon the U.S. Department of Treasury’s Office of Foreign Assets Control’s (OFAC) publication of an updated List of Basic Medical Supplies generally licensed for export to Iran: NIAC Action welcomes OFAC’s decision to update its List of Basic Medical Supplies generally ...
  • Petition: Presidential Candidates Should Retire Hostile Iran Rhetoric October 20, 2015
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      // It should have been a wake up call for all of us when Hillary Clinton said “the Iranians” are among the enemies she is most proud of at this week’s Democratic Presidential debate.   Yes, the U.S. and Iran defied decades of hostility to forge a historic nuclear agreement. Yes, there ...
  • Clinton Should Retire Hostile Iran Rhetoric October 14, 2015
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    It was disappointing to hear Secretary Hillary Clinton, the Democratic frontrunner, say that “the Iranians” are among the enemies she is most proud of having. At a time when the U.S. and Iran managed to break through decades of enmity to negotiate a historic nuclear agreement, such rhetoric is an ...
  • NIAC Action Opposes Unhelpful Iran Legislation October 1, 2015
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    “This bill, while an improvement over earlier drafts of the legislation, appears aimed at providing political cover to legislators so that they can assert their hawkish bona fides on Iran. At best, the wrongheaded measures included in the bill are empty symbolic gestures aimed at reasserting a more confrontational posture ...
  • NIAC Action Denounces Latest House Effort to Derail Iran Deal October 1, 2015
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    “This bill is just the latest cynical attempt by House Republicans to score partisan political points off of the Iran nuclear deal. By threatening to block sanctions relief until Iran pays tens of billions of dollars in claims in U.S. courts, the bill would effectively kill the nuclear deal and ...
  • NIAC Action Commends Lawmakers for Urging Syria Negotiations With Iran September 29, 2015
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    “The 54 lawmakers who joined Rep. Jim Himes (D-CT) in calling for an inclusive diplomatic solution to the Syrian conflict deserve tremendous credit for their vision. The conflict in Syria has been perpetuated and intensified by a deficit of diplomacy and an over reliance on military escalation. The ongoing ...
  • NIAC Action Applauds House Lawmakers Who Voted for Peace September 11, 2015
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    Washington, DC – NIAC Action Executive Director Jamal Abdi released the following statement following the conclusion of the House of Representatives’ votes on the Iran nuclear agreement:   “We applaud each lawmaker in the House who voted in support of the nuclear agreement with Iran and voted against related measures to undermine ...
  • NIAC Action Applauds Iran Deal Victory in Senate, Condemns House Distractions September 10, 2015
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    Washington, DC – NIAC Action Executive Director Jamal Abdi released the following statement welcoming today’s Senate action in which a vote to disapprove the Iran nuclear agreement failed and criticizing separate efforts in the House:   “This is a stunning victory for supporters of peace and diplomacy. This vote should settle the ...
  • Memo: House Republicans’ Iran Deal Conspiracy Theory September 10, 2015
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    Today, the House will vote on a resolution claiming that the clock hasn’t started on the 60-day period that Congress granted itself to review the Iran nuclear agreement because the President has not submitted text of a separate agreement between Iran and the IAEA to Congress. Opponents of the Iran nuclear agreement ...
  • 41 Senators Now Back Iran Agreement September 8, 2015
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    Today, a battle has been won, as three key Democratic Senators expressed their support for the Iran nuclear agreement.
  • Thirty-Seven Senators Support Iran Deal, Four to Go September 3, 2015
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    Washington, DC – NIAC Action Executive Director Jamal Abdi issued the following statement after Sens. Cory Booker (D-NJ) , Mark Warner (D-VA), and Heidi Heitkamp (D-ND) announced they will vote for the Iran nuclear agreement:   “We commend Senators Booker, Warner, and Heitkamp for supporting the Iran agreement. We also applaud the work of our grassroots volunteer teams ...