President Trump writes in his NOWRUZ message to Iranians:
“For many years, I have greatly enjoyed wonderful friendships with Iranian-Americans, one of the most successful immigrant groups in our country’s contemporary history.”
But at the same time he issues Travel Ban for Iranians!
The White House
Office of the Press Secretary
For Immediate Release
March 22, 2017
Statement by President Donald J. Trump on Nowruz
This week, I would like to send my best wishes to all those around the world celebrating the wonderful ancient holiday of Nowruz. Many millions of people of Iranian, Iraqi, Turkish, South Asian, and Central Asian heritage will come together with their families during this time to commemorate the arrival of spring.
Nowruz means “new day” in Persian. It is an occasion to celebrate new beginnings, a sentiment that is particularly meaningful for so many Iranians who have come to our country in recent decades to make a new start in a free land.
For many years, I have greatly enjoyed wonderful friendships with Iranian-Americans, one of the most successful immigrant groups in our country’s contemporary history. They come from diverse religious backgrounds—including Muslim, Jewish, Christian, Zoroastrian, and Baha’i—but all share an affection for their ancestral heritage.
Cyrus the Great, a leader of the ancient Persian Empire, famously said that “[f]reedom, dignity, and wealth together constitute the greatest happiness of humanity. If you bequeath all three to your people, their love for you will never die.”
To the Iranian people and all those around the world celebrating Nowruz: On behalf of the American people, I wish you freedom, dignity, and wealth. Nowruz Pirouz (Happy Nowruz).
Iranian American Bar Association http://iaba.us/
If President Trump’s new Executive Order (EO-2) is not changed or stopped, it can become a permanent visa ban against Iranian nationals. It states that after a “90-day pause” to assess security surrounding travel from these six countries, “if any foreign government on the list is unable or unwilling to comply with any required standards, this 90-day ban could be extended for an indefinite period of time.”
Considering the current diplomatic relations between Iran and the U.S., it is unlikely that the required cooperation would happen anytime soon between the two countries – and thus it is very possible that this ban would become permanent.