|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.
|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.
|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.