The Executive Order on Immigration signed on January 27th, 2017 by President Trump has generated uncertainties and challenges for non-citizens in the U.S. and those seeking to visit, live, work or study here. The Iranian Community of Northeast felt the urge to organize a panel discussion on Tuesday, February 7th, to address the issues and worries of the communities impacted by the Executive Order.
Members of our community, as well as other individuals in adhesion, joined our speakers Sarah Gillman (attorney at Legal Aid Society), Cyrus Mehta (Cyrus D. Mehta & Partners, PLLC), Lou Sartori (Director of Pro Bono Practice at Legal Society), Alex Leonard (Litigation Attorney at Cleary Gottlieb) along with our moderator and an immigration attorney Reza Mazaheri, for an informative panel discussion.
TOPICS that were discussed:
- Executive Order(s) – What is it and what does it mean. How does it affect different classes of immigrants/non-immigrants
- Know your rights
- More detailed explanation of the impact of the EO on visa holders inside and outside of the U.S.
- Pro bono and volunteering
- Federal litigation
This was a FREE event. The venue was provided generously by Cardozo School of Law
Iranian Community of the Northeast