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Indian CEO Should Get Second Shot at Visa Extension, Court Says
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Indian CEO Should Get Second Shot at Visa Extension, Court Says
Source: Bloomberg Law
April 29, 2021

An India-based information technology company’s petition for an L-1 visa extension shouldn’t have been denied because it provided adequate proof that the chief executive officer of its U.S. branch was qualified, a New Jersey federal judge ruled.

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Opinion: Trump’s policies are turning Iranian Americans into second-class citizens
Source: The Washington Post
February 13, 2021

On Feb. 7, Iranian citizens Masood Ebrahim and his wife, Shahin Shakooea, went to the U.S. Embassy in London to request non-immigrant visitor visas to the United States. Like most applicants from Iran, they were denied. Ebrahim’s and Shakooea’s daughter Niloufar and her husband, Saeed Tahmasebi Khademasadi, were newlyweds who were killed when Iranian forces shot down Ukrainian International Airlines Flight 752.

Opinion: Trump’s policies are turning Iranian Americans into second-class citizens
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Opinion: Trump’s policies are turning Iranian Americans into second-class citizens
Source: The Washington Post
February 4, 2021

Iranians were among the first groups of people targeted by President Trump’s travel ban, which barred citizens from seven Muslim-majority countries from entering the United States. More than half of the people denied visas under the ban were Iranians.

Barred From U.S. Under Trump, Muslims Exult in Biden’s Open Door
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Barred From U.S. Under Trump, Muslims Exult in Biden’s Open Door
Source: The New York Times
January 23, 2021

Few foreigners welcomed President Biden’s election victory as enthusiastically as the tens of thousands of Muslims who have been locked out of the United States for the past four years.

Ahead of US elections, artist group highlights ‘devastating impact’ of Trump’s travel ban three years on
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Ahead of US elections, artist group highlights ‘devastating impact’ of Trump’s travel ban three years on
Source: The Art Newspaper
October 6, 2020

In the run-up to the US presidential election this November, the New York-based human rights non-profit Artistic Freedom Initiative (AFI) is drawing attention to one of President Donald Trump’s most controversial acts, Executive Order 13780, the so-called travel ban that prevents people from several Muslim-majority countries from entering the US.  

America is a home for the world's most talented. A travel ban risks losing them
Photograph: Sean Bolan
America is a home for the world’s most talented. A travel ban risks losing them
Source: The Guardian
February 11, 2017

By opening its doors to disillusioned Iranians such as artist Shahrzad Changalvaee, the US has welcomed some of its greatest minds. But what now? Of all the interventions the United States has attempted in the last decade to containIran, one of the most successful is perhaps the least known of them all.

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