A post I wrote for ImmigrationTalk.org

Immigration Talk

The impact economic sanctions have had on Iranians all around the world demonstrate how the United States is targeting a country’s people, and not its leaders. In an attempt to halt Iran’s expanding nuclear program, the United States is leading a global effort to sanction Iran, hoping to exert enough economic pressure. What has been described as “targeted sanctions”, and previously “crippling sanctions”, are hardly targeting government officials or policymakers. Instead, it is the Iranian people, who have to deal with an inflation rate of almost 200% of the Iranian currency, the Rial, and in affordable prices of necessities like food. It’s not just the people living in Iran who are impacted. Here in the U.S. the Iranian immigrant community are feeling the impact of sanctions.

Under new American policy toward Iran, no one can send money or American goods to anyone living in the United States. This brings up…

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