May 24 2011
The pro-Mullah National Iranian American Council (NIAC) applauds the Obama Administration’s decision to repeal the Single-Entry Visa policy for Iranian students. Now Iranians will be able to come in and out of the US as often as they like.
Obama fixes visa policy (H/T Patti)- Under the Single-Entry Visa policy, Iranians students could not leave the US for the duration of their studies without losing their visa. NIAC led the campaign to fix the Single-Entry Visa policy and to allow Iranian students to receive multiple entry visas, educating officials in the White House, State Department, and Congress about this issue. NIAC worked with Congress to require the White House to investigate how to expand the number and types of visas available to Iranian students–a measure that passed a critical Senate Committee vote last year but that has yet to be passed into law.
NIAC members sent thousands of letters to President Obama and Secretary of State Clinton calling for the policy to be changed. Last year, President Obama declared on the Iranian New Year, that the US would “sustain our commitment to a more hopeful future for the Iranian people…by increasing opportunities for educational exchanges so that Iranian students can come to our colleges and universities…”