February 3, 2016
Support Legislation to Protect Dual Nationals from Discriminatory Visa Rules premium
Support Legislation to Protect Dual Nationals from Discriminatory Visa Rules Your members of Congress need to hear from you!  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. Europeans of Iranian origin have already […]
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January 14, 2016
NexGen 2015 Annual Conference at Santa Clara University premium
Nexgen 2015 Annual Conference   August 1-2, 2015, Santa Clara University – PAAIA NexGen held its second Leadership Conference. With over 50 Iranian-American young professionals convening from around the country to learn from others’ experiences and to network, the event featured speakers and panels discussing the theme of Taking Risks and Failing on the Path […]
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December 12, 2015
We Are Petitioning The White House premium
It appears that Obama administration is supporting the proposed discriminatory visa-related legislation. PAAIA NexGen is taking action against the discriminatory repercussions of the Visa Waiver Program Improvement Act of 2015 (H.R. 158) by petitioning the Obama Administration. We will need 100,000 signatures and we believe we can get the necessary signatures if we come together […]
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December 12, 2015
The Obama administration is standing by visa-related legislation premium
The Obama administration is standing by visa-related legislation   From what it appears, the White House supports the visa related legislation. “Nearly three dozen House members, including some who voted in favor of the legislation, sent a letter to Senate leaders Friday urging them to remove the discriminatory provisions as that chamber examines the bill, […]
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December 11, 2015
Members of Congress Urge Congressional Leadership to Consider Improvements to Visa Waiver Bill Provisions premium
Members of Congress Urge Congressional Leadership to Consider Improvements to Visa Waiver Bill Provisions Special thanks to Representatives Michael Honda and Carolyn Maloney for speaking to PAAIA about this matter. The letter recommends that the provisions in the bill that discriminate based on dual citizenship solely on ancestry should be eliminated.
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December 11, 2015
Everything You Need to Know About the Visa Waiver Improvement Act of 2015 (H.R.158) premium
What is HR 158? The Visa Waiver Program Improvement Act is a White House backed, bipartisan effort to amend the Immigration and Nationality Act to include terrorism risk as a factor when determining an alien’s eligibility to travel to the United States. The Visa Waiver Program currently allows citizens of 38 participating countries to travel […]
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December 10, 2015
Discriminatory Repercussions of Visa Waiver Program Improvement Act of 2015 (H.R. 158) premium
Discriminatory Repercussions of Visa Waiver Program Improvement Act of 2015 (H.R. 158) Washington, D.C. – The Public Affairs Alliance of Iranian Americans (PAAIA) today expressed urgent concerns with the Visa Waiver Program Improvement Act of 2015 (H.R. 158), as amended.  While the Iranian American community is dedicated to protecting America’s national security in light of […]
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July 16, 2015
Leadership Conference 2015 Speaker – Firouz Naderi premium
Firouz Naderi   Dr. Naderi is the director for the Solar System Exploration Directorate at NASA’s Jet Propulsion Laboratory. Formerly, he was the associate director for Project Formulation and Strategy (2005-2011) providing oversight of new business acquisition and strategic planning at JPL. Prior to that, he was the head of the Mars Exploration Program (2000-2005) […]
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July 16, 2015
Leadership Conference 2015 Speaker – Cyrus Habib premium
Cyrus Habib   Cyrus is a Democrat and one of the 49 members of the Washington State Senate. He is the first and only Iranian-American elected to a state office in the United States. Habib was born in Baltimore, Maryland, to parents who emigrated from Iran. A three-time cancer survivor, he lost his eyesight and became […]
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July 16, 2015
Leadership Conference 2015 Speaker – Lily Sarafan premium
Lily Sarafan   Lily Sarafan is President and Chief Operating Officer of Home Care Assistance, a pioneer in the booming $100B in-home care market, where she has led the company from startup to category leader with more than 5000 employees and retail brand presence in 100 global markets. Lily provides expert guidance on consumer services […]
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July 16, 2015
Leadership Conference 2015 Speaker – Pejman Azarmina premium
Pejman Azarmina Dr. Pejman Azarmina is the Founder of Thinkocrats, a San Francisco-based Leadership Development think tank with a mission to develop the next generation of thoughtful leaders. Prior to that, he worked as a Senior Medical Director at Pfizer and a Research Fellow and Analyst at University College London and the NHS. He is a Primary Care Physician by background […]
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July 16, 2015
Leadership Conference 2015 Speaker – FOROUGH B. HOSSEINI premium
FOROUGH B. HOSSEINI Born and raised in Iran, Forough came to United States in 1977 to continue their education. She earned a Bachelor’s degree in Computer Science from Embry Riddle Aeronautical University and an MBA from University of Central Florida. Forough is the Executive VP of Information Systems for ICI Homes, a company founded by her and her husband, […]
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