Thursday, September 14, 2006

Entry Suspended

It seems that Iranians with valid visas and legitimate immigration paperwork are having increasing trouble either gaining entry on those visas and/or having their applications processed.

Following the denial of entry and deportation en masse of a number of Iranian professionals who had been granted a visa to attend a reunion, and after learning of the ordeal of a friend whose re-entry into the U.S. has been denied despite the fact of her holding a multiple-entry visa, Sima and I, along with Safoura, the friend in question, have decided to begin collecting information about similar cases.

The aim is to document and to begin addressing the ordeal of many whose lives stand in suspension as a result of discriminatory immigration practices. If you or someone you know has faced similar problems, please contact me or sima or send an email to entrysuspended@gmail.com.