Samira Afzali, Program Coordinator, Office of International Affairs

Samira Afzali speaking at the University of Minnesota's Law School in a seminar titled "Civil Rights and Civil Justice: 50 Years Later", October 18, 2013. Afzali "is an immigration attorney in Minneapolis with a deep interest in civil rights law. Her areas of practice include family based immigration and employment based immigration." >>>

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Samira Afzali, an immigration lawyer in Minneapolis, is collecting complaints from Iranians affected by sanctions. The main problems they faced, she said, were electronic payments, but ordinary cash deposits at banks also caused problems. An Iranian-American who checks an online account from an Iranian IP address while visiting family in Iran would have their account blocked automatically, she said.


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