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Support Legislation to Protect Dual Nationals from Discriminatory Visa Rules
Bipartisan legislation has been introduced in the U.S. Congress that would strip the discriminatory dual nationality provisions contained in the Visa Waiver Program reforms passed into law late last year.
US Implements New Visa Rules
Today the Obama administration announced the new visa requirements for travelers who are dual nationals under the Visa Waiver Program. The new regulations are in response to the Visa Waiver Program reforms passed into law late last year.
PAAIA Applauds Implementation of Nuclear Agreement Between World Powers and Iran
Today the International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA) verified that Iran has met its initial obligations under the Joint Comprehensive Plan of Action (JCPOA). The agreement reached by Iran and the P5+1 nations in July of last year calls on Iran to implement certain measures that will set back its ability to produce enough material for nuclear weapons.
PAAIA Welcomes Realse of Four Iranian Americans Detained in Iran
The Public Affairs Alliance of Iranian Americans (PAAIA) welcomes the release of four Iranian Americans detained in Iran, including Washington Post correspondent Jason Rezaian, Pastor Saeed Abedini, and former U.S. Marine Amir Hekmati.
Lawmakers Introduce Legislation to Protect Dual Nationals from New Visa Reforms
Representatives Justin Amash (R-MI.), John Conyers (D-MI), Thomas Massie (R-KY), and Debbie Dingell (D-MI) today introduced legislation that would strip the dual nationality provisions contained in the visa waiver program passed into law late last year.
Iranian American Lily Sarafan Will Change the Way You Age
In 2005, a Silicon Valley startup named Home Care Assistance (HCA) embarked on a journey to change the way the world ages under the leadership of Lily Sarafan.
Ahsha Safai, Candidate for San Francisco Board of Supervisors
First generation Iranian American, Ahsha Safai is running for the office of the Supervisor of District 11, the most diverse district in San Francisco. He has 15 years of local government experience and over 30 years of experience working in the political arena.
Visa Waiver Program Improvement Act short on prevention but punitive towards Iranian Americans
Perhaps one of the most affected group of American citizens adversely impacted by the Visa Waiver Improvement Act of 2015 (H.R. 158), as amended and set for inclusion in the omnibus appropriations legislation, is the Iranian American community.
PAAIA Opposes Visa Waiver Program Reform in Government Funding Bill
Last night Congressional leaders announced that an agreement has been reached on the omnibus appropriations bill, which will include the Visa Waiver Program Improvement Act of 2015 (H.R. 158). Unfortunately, efforts to exclude Iranian dual nationals and those who travel to Iran from the legislation fell short.
Senator Cardin Seeks Changes to Visa Waiver Program Reform Legislation
Yesterday, Ranking Member of the Senate Foreign Relations Committee, Senator Ben Cardin (D-MD), issued a letter to Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY), Senate Minority Leader Harry Reid (R-NV), Speaker of the House of Representatives Paul Ryan (R-WI), and Democratic Leader Nancy Pelosi (D-CA), asking them to make several changes to the Visa Waiver Program Improvement Act of 2015 (H.R.158) which is under discussion for inclusion in the end of the year omnibus spending legislation.
PAAIA Sends Letter to President Obama Voicing Concerns About Provisions of the Visa Waiver Program Improvement Act
Today, PAAIA sent a letter to President Barack Obama, expressing concerns over the Visa Waiver Program Improvement Act of 2015 (H.R. 158). The letter commends efforts that increase the security of the Visa Waiver Program in order to protect American national security...








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