Tagged: Iran

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Jul 06, 2016

Countdown to Resettlement: Iranian Refugees Prepare for Life in the US

Jul 06, 2016

Countdown to Resettlement: Iranian Refugees Prepare for Life in the US When I walk into the cultural orientation session, intended to help prepare this group of Iranian refugees for life in the U.S., they are in the middle of a game. All of the participants, young and old, jump up and rush to find seats. One young woman, who is not trying particularly hard to find a chair, feigns disappointment at having to answer the next question.

Dec 23, 2015

Omnibus Bill Extends the Lautenberg Amendment

Dec 23, 2015

Omnibus Bill Extends the Lautenberg Amendment When I walk into the cultural orientation session, intended to help prepare this group of Iranian refugees for life in the U.S., they are in the middle of a game. All of the participants, young and old, jump up and rush to find seats. One young woman, who is not trying particularly hard to find a chair, feigns disappointment at having to answer the next question.

Nov 12, 2014

The Lautenberg Amendment: A Lifeline for Iran’s Religious Minorities

Nov 12, 2014

The Lautenberg Amendment: A Lifeline for Iran’s Religious Minorities Perhaps the most important value my family instilled in me as I was growing up is that “we were the lucky ones.” We were lucky to leave Iran just weeks before the fall of the Shah in 1979. We were lucky we had family in Israel.

Jul 31, 2014

Granted Asylum, Iranian Workers’ Rights Fighter Sets His Sights on the Future

Jul 31, 2014

Granted Asylum, Iranian Workers’ Rights Fighter Sets His Sights on the Future HIAS is proud to announce that this month the U.S. granted asylum to Mansoor Osaloo, one of the founders of the Vahed Syndicate, a free trade union representing Tehran’s bus workers, who endured torture and the daily threat of being killed to fight for improved working conditions in Iran.

May 22, 2013

Rampant Persecution of Religious Minorities in Iran

May 22, 2013

Rampant Persecution of Religious Minorities in Iran HIAS is proud to announce that this month the U.S. granted asylum to Mansoor Osaloo, one of the founders of the Vahed Syndicate, a free trade union representing Tehran’s bus workers, who endured torture and the daily threat of being killed to fight for improved working conditions in Iran.