IABA Condemns the Recent Killing of George Floyd

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The Iranian American Bar Association (IABA) condemns the flagrant violation of George Floyd's fundamental and constitutional rights, resulting in his brutal killing. Mr. Floyd's tragic death took place while in police custody, handcuffed behind…

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

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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…

IABA Statement & Resources on New Immigration Proclamation Restrictions

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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…

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

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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…

IABA Condemns COVID-19 Based Discrimination & Attacks

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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…

IABA Statement on Travel Ban Expansion

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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…

Reports of Mass Detentions of Iranians and Iranian Americans at the Washington/Canada Border

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January 6, 2020 We write to share extremely disconcerting news, and to share important information with you regarding new immigration incidents affecting Iranian Americans and Iranians in the U.S.  Please read the below carefully and share…

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

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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.…

IABA and Coalition Partners Send Letter to State Department and DHS about Visa Cancellations

A coalition of Iranian American organizations, including the Public Affairs Alliance of Iranian Americans (PAAIA), the Iranian American Bar Association (IABA), and Pars Equality Center released the following statement after sending a letter …

IABA Letter to U.S. Gov't to Comply with ICCPR Obligations

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Click the link below to download the full letter: 2019.06.14 Letter to DOS - U.S. Compliance with ICCPR FINAL