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The Impact of Sanctions on Iranian Americans: Submit Your Stories

Source: National Iranian American Council (NIAC)

In a collaborated effort with the Asian Law Caucus (ALC), NIAC is calling on Iranian Americans whose personal, family, business, or charitable affairs have been impact by sanctions to submit YOUR stories for a forthcoming ALC report on the impact of sanctions on our community. Please call the Asian Law Caucus at (415) 848-7711, or email Tina Sinha at to share your story. *Please note all your information will be CONFIDENTIAL. Personal identifying information will NOT be shared or disseminated without your prior written consent.*

Through its commitment to educating policymakers and the general public on issues important to the Iranian-American community, NIAC, along with the Iranian American Bar Association (IABA) and the Public Affairs Alliance of Iranian Americans (PAAIA), is working with ALC on a new report to bring to light the impact of Iran sanctions through the lens of Iranian Americans themselves.

ALC's previous report, The Impact of U.S. Sanctions Against Iran on You, provided a guide for understanding the permissible and prohibited transaction under the existing restrictions while laying out the numerous ways these sanctions impact Iranian Americans.

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Since that report's publication, the United States has passed a new round of sanctions which, to date, account for the most severe and crippling of them all. These sanctions, though targeted at Iranian financial institutions, have had inadvertent effects on Iranian Americans.

Last year, the shocking case of Iranian American Mahmoud Reza Banki, who was sentenced to two and a half years in prison, spread fear and confusion across Iranian American communities. Like Banki, many Iranian Americans are at risk of unintentional violations that would weigh very heavy consequences on them and their families. ALC's guide has helped Iranian Americans to navigate through these restrictions and avoid such violations.

To download a copy of ALC's Know Your Rights guide to the Iran Sanctions,visit The report is available in both English and Farsi.

For further information about ALC's work, please visit

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