November 8, 2019

Dear members and friends of IAMA,

With great sadness, we heard today about an earthquake in the Northwest
part of Iran.

IAMA healthcare professionals extend our deepest condolences to the
families of the deceased and our sympathy to all those affected.

We will follow the news and do our best to find out how we can help and
provide our humanitarian assistance.

H. Shokouh-Amiri, MD
President of IAMA

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By law, information provided on your 2020 Census form will remain confidential. Title 13 guarantees it.

The U.S. Census Bureau is bound by law to protect your answers and keep them strictly confidential. In fact, every employee takes an oath to protect your personal information for life.

The Census Bureau is bound by Title 13 of the U.S. Code to keep your information confidential.

Under Title 13, the Census Bureau cannot release any identifiable information about you, your home, or your business, even to law enforcement agencies. The law ensures that your private data is protected and that your answers cannot be used against you by any government agency or court.

The answers you provide are used only to produce statistics. You are kept anonymous: The Census Bureau is not permitted to publicly release your responses in any way that could identify you or anyone else in your home

Being responsible stewards of your data is not only required by law, it is embedded in Census Bureau culture. Strict policies and statistical safeguards help protect the confidentiality of your information. Before releasing data products, the Census Bureau verifies that they meet its confidentiality standards.

IAMA Texas Chapter thanks all the wonderful people who attended the gratuitous Public Health Seminar about  on October 10, 2019. We would also like to extend our gratitude to Cafe Caspian of Houston, Texas for sponsoring delicious persian dinner and their excellent service to all our esteemed guests who attended the seminar.

We are excited to announce that we’ve partnered with the US Census Bureau to support the 2020 Census! As a partner, we’ll be working to ensure that our Iranian community is accurately represented. To learn about the upcoming census, visit 2020census.gov. http://2020census.gov/?fbclid=IwAR1sdgkNjtzSULjd2nnTbKbbnEa0C_fM_uUr1_FGKWNAqiaiQ57LVGJ9xHI

We encourage all fellow Iranians to Participate in the 2020 Census and use #Iranianscount and #2020Census in all of their social media posts.

The following is a message from our Immigration Attorney:

“If anyone has experienced or knows of someone whose J-1 or F-1 visa has been revoked, please reach out to Attorney Khanbabai. The same for any J-1 or F-1 Iranian turned away at an airport or land border by CBP." - Mahsa Khanbabai, Chair of AILA New England

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