Dear friends and members,
“In the past month, our organizations have received over 20 reports from Iranian nationals approved for valid student visas that their visas had been revoked or they were denied entry without explanation only days before they were due to begin the academic school year at top universities like Northwestern, Harvard, Stanford, UC Davis, and more.
These recent reports are extremely troubling given the exemptions for Iranian students and scholars explicitly stated under Presidential Proclamation No. 9645 (Travel Ban). Unnecessary travel restrictions against the Iranian people, including the Travel Ban, have already caused undue hardship on tens of thousands of American citizens, and are counterproductive to U.S. national interests of engaging the Iranian people and supporting their democratic aspirations.
We hope to engage in a constructive conversation with the administration regarding the implementation and processing of exemptions for Iranian nationals under the Travel Ban.”
IABA, PAAIA and Pars Equality Center are committed to protecting the civil liberties of Iranian Americans.