SCOTUS Allows Trump Travel Ban to Stand; Iranian American Organizations Say the Fight is Not Over

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Contact: Aurora Matthews, aurora@newheightscommunications.com, 301-221-7984 June 26, 2018 SCOTUS Allows Trump Travel Ban to Stand; Iranian American Organizations Say the Fight is Not Over Iranian American Groups: “We remain committed to protecting the civil liberties of Iranian Americans and will continue to advocate for the travel ban’s rejection.” Washington, D.C.—Today, the Supreme Court of the United States reversed an injunction blocking the enforcement of the travel ban, affirming the executive’s broad power to make immigration …

December 23, 2017 Joint Press Statement of Iranian-American Organizations

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Washington, D.C. (December 23, 2017) – A coalition of Iranian American organizations, including Iranian American Bar Association (IABA), Pars Equality Center, and the Public Affairs Alliance of Iranian Americans (PAAIA), released the following joint statement regarding the Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals ruling on Friday that the third version of President Trump’s travel ban should be partially blocked: “As Iranian American civil rights, advocacy, and legal organizations, we welcome the decision by the U.S. Court of …

December 5, 2017 Joint Press Statement of Iranian-American Organizations

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Washington, D.C. (December 5, 2017) – A coalition of Iranian American organizations, including Iranian American Bar Association, Pars Equality Center, and the Public Affairs Alliance of Iranian Americans, released the following joint statement regarding the Supreme Court ruling on Monday to allow the latest version of President Trump’s travel ban to go into effect while legal challenges against it resume: “As Iranian American civil rights, advocacy, and legal organizations, we are deeply disappointed that the Supreme Court has …

Lawsuit Argues Trump’s Latest Travel Ban Continues to Target Iranian Americans, Exacerbates Harm of Previous Travel Ban Orders

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Iranian-American organizations and individual plaintiffs file challenge to Travel Ban 3.0, ask for response before EO takes effect Oct 18 WASHINGTON, D.C. (October 10, 2017) – A new court filing in federal court in Washington D.C. challenging President Trump’s latest iteration of the travel ban seeks to protect Iranian Americans in the United States and abroad. The lawsuit, filed by three prominent Iranian-American organizations as well as a number of individual plaintiffs, outlines the ways …

Joint Press Statement of Iranian-American Organizations

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IRANIAN-AMERICAN ORGS FILE FEDERAL COURT CHALLENGE TO TRUMP TRAVEL BAN 2.0 Complaint Outlines Devastating Impact of Travel Ban on Iranian-American Families Washington, DC — Four prominent Iranian-American organizations renewed their challenge to the Trump Administration’s illegal and unconstitutional policies, filing papers to take on the President’s revised “Travel Ban” Executive Order. The organizations, joined by over 20 individual plaintiffs, have updated their existing lawsuit against the January 27th Travel Ban Executive Order, Pars Equality, et al …

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LAWYERS’ COMMITTEE FOR CIVIL RIGHTS UNDER LAW FILES FEDERAL LAWSUIT AGAINST TRUMP’S DISCRIMINATORY TRAVEL BAN EXECUTIVE ORDER WASHINGTON, D.C., February 9, 2017  — Today, the Lawyers’ Committee for Civil Rights under Law, in coordination with pro bono counsel, Arnold & Porter Kaye Scholer LLP (APKS), Iranian-American civil rights lawyer Cyrus Mehri, partner of Washington, D.C.-based firm Mehri & Skalet, PLLC, and his firm, jointly filed an action in D.C. District Court to stop President Trump’s …

Statement of Attorney Cyrus Mehri

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February 9, 2017   Statement of Iranian-American Civil Rights Attorney Cyrus Mehri on Federal Lawsuit against Trump Travel Ban EO: Our Community Will Emerge Stronger Washington, DC— Several prominent Iranian-American organizations have filed a joint action in federal court to stop the Trump Administration’s Executive Order banning nationals from Iran and six other predominantly Muslim nations from entering the U.S.  The lawsuit was filed by Iranian-American civil rights lawyer Cyrus Mehri, partner of Washington, DC-based …

Lawyers Committee for Civil Rights (LCCR)

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LAWYERS’ COMMITTEE FOR CIVIL RIGHTS UNDER LAW FILES FEDERAL LAWSUIT AGAINST TRUMP’S DISCRIMINATORY TRAVEL BAN EXECUTIVE ORDER WASHINGTON, D.C., February 9, 2017 —Today, the Lawyers’ Committee for Civil Rights under Law, in coordination with pro bono counsel, Arnold & Porter Kaye Scholer LLP (APKS), Iranian-American civil rights lawyer Cyrus Mehri, partner of Washington, D.C.-based firm Mehri & Skalet, PLLC, and his firm, jointly filed an action in D.C. District Court to stop President Trump’s Executive …