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Petition: Don’t Let the Senate Pass Discriminatory Visa Waiver Bill

The Visa Waiver reform bill just PASSED the House by a 407-19 vote.

As we warned yesterday, this bill threatens to restrict the ability of Iranian Americans from traveling to Europe – as well as Americans who have travelled to Iran.

Moreover, it will bar people in Europe from traveling to the U.S. without a visa if they are Iranian dual nationals or have visited Iran since 2011.

Politico reported this morning that, indeed, the European Union has warned lawmakers that these restrictions may be imposed on Americans if the bill passes.

This is bad, but the fight is not over: we can stop this bill in the Senate.

These provisions impacting Iranian Americans were added in backroom negotiations at the last minute without hearings or accountability.

While we only had 24 hours to mobilize opposition in the House, we have a head start to block these provisions in the Senate.

Take a moment to contact your Senators and urge them to keep these discriminatory provisions out of the bill.

The Senate has already introduced two bills to reform the visa waiver program.

One, from Senators Dianne Feinstein (D-CA) and Jeff Flake (R-AZ) does not target Iranian nationals.

The other, just introduced by Sen. Ron Johnson (R-WI), does target Iranian nationals.

We need to make sure that your Senators hear from you so that they do not pass language that targets the Iranian-American community.

NIAC Action is in contact with Senate offices, the White House and embassies to work to stop this dangerous legislation.

We are fighting an uphill battle, but there is still time to win this.

Note: There got to be a preamble to the law explaining the rationale behind this Bill. Why just after the Nuclear deal? Is that a punishing Bill for what’s currently happening in Syria and Iraq?  We want to know.

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May 2022

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