Entries by IABA

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Summer Six Workshop Series

Summer Six Series The Iranian-American Bar Association (IABA) is heartbroken to hear that some students’ summer or post-graduation jobs have been impacted by COVID-19. We are all a family and we are here to help. That is why the Northern California Chapter of the IABA has set up a series of six summer workshops (the “Summer Six”) with […]

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Iranian American Organizations Urge Immediate Release of Dr. Sirous Asgari to Receive Medical Treatment for COVID-19

May 1, 2020 After weeks of calling for the release of Dr. Sirous Asgari from civil immigration detention, we are deeply distressed to learn that he has contracted COVID-19 while held in detention. Given his extreme medical vulnerability to the virus, we urge Immigration Customs Enforcement (ICE) to immediately release Dr. Asgari to a medical facility so he can […]

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IABA Statement & Resources on New Immigration Proclamation Restrictions

On April 22, 2020, President Trump issued a new presidential proclamation (“Proclamation”) temporarily suspending the entry of particular categories of immigrants into the United States (“U.S.”). The Proclamation will be effective for 60 days starting at 11:59 pm on April 23, 2020 and can be extended. The purported basis for the new Proclamation is the […]

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Iranian American Organizations Urge ICE to Immediately Release Dr. Sirous Asgari at Risk of Serious Illness and Death from COVID-19

April 13, 2020 We, the undersigned organizations, call on Immigration Customs Enforcement (ICE) to immediately release Dr. Sirous Asgari to the care of his family, as he is unjustly detained in a civil immigration detention center in Louisiana and his detainment has placed his health at serious risk. In addition to litigation underway on his […]

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IABA Condemns COVID-19 Based Discrimination & Attacks

IABA Condemns COVID-19 Based Discrimination & Attacks The Iranian American Bar Association (IABA) condemns the discriminatory rhetoric and racist attacks against the Asian Pacific American (APA) community in the wake of the novel coronavirus (COVID-19) crisis. Amid the rising public fear about the COVID-19 pandemic, there are alarming reports of misinformation across the country and […]

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KNOW YOUR RIGHTS – Federal Quarantine Requirements

The current concerns for the spread of the COVID-19, known commonly as the novel coronavirus, have left many individuals — in particular those returning to the United States after international travel — with questions about their rights upon arriving at the U.S. border. There are several countries that have been categorized by the Center for […]

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IABA Statement on Travel Ban Expansion

IABA Statement on Travel Ban Expansion  Dear IABA Members and Supporters, This week marked the third anniversary of President Trump’s Travel Ban. It marked the third year that Iranian-Americans have been separated from our families for no reason other than nationality and religious beliefs. For three years, we have heard heartbreaking stories of children separated […]

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The white supremacist gang member who brutally murdered Shayan Mazroei was found guilty of second degree murder.

Dear Members and Friends, Today, a convicted white supremacist gang member who brutally murdered a young member of our community, Shayan Mazroei, over four years ago in Orange County, California, was found guilty of second degree murder. Though the Iranian American Bar Association (IABA) is dismayed that the jury was not presented with a hate […]