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  • arvandlaw
    25.11.2021 - 6 monts ago

    Wishing everyone a very happy Thanksgiving. From our family to yours. #ArvandLaw is a full service immigration law firm located at One World Trade Center in the financial district of Manhattan. Call us today for an evaluation of your immigration matter 212-323-7435 or 646-660-2658. #ArvandLaw #WeAreArvandLaw #NoBanNoWall #Immigration #Visa #AsylumIsAHumanRight #USCIS #DHS #Immigrantstrong 💪 (at Law Office of M. Ray Arvand, PC • An Immigration & Personal Injury Law Firm) https://www.instagram.com/p/CWs7D6zrCiR/?utm_medium=tumblr

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  • arvandlaw
    01.11.2021 - 6 monts ago

    The U.S. Supreme Court on Friday agreed to hear a bid by a group of Republican state officials to take over the defense of a hardline immigration rule issued by former President Donald Trump's administration that had barred certain immigrants deemed likely to require government benefits from obtaining legal permanent residency. The justices took up an appeal by 13 Republican state attorneys general led by Arizona Attorney General Mark Brnovich of a lower court's ruling that rejected their bid to defend Trump's "public charge" rule. President Joe Biden's administration dropped the government's defense of the policy. A federal judge in Illinois in a separate case vacated the rule nationwide. #ArvandLaw is a full service immigration law firm located at the World Trade Center in New York City and just minutes from the Immigration Courts at 26 Federal Plaza. Call us today for an evaluation of your immigration matter 212-323-7435 or 646-660-2658. #ArvandLaw #ICE #PublicChargeRule #Trump2024 #BigLie #Immigration #Immigrantstrong 💪 #NoBanNoWall #NoFear #Visa #NIWEB2 #DeportationDefense https://www.reuters.com/world/us/us-supreme-court-consider-allowing-republican-bid-defend-trump-era-immigration-2021-10-29/ (at Law Office of M. Ray Arvand, PC • An Immigration & Personal Injury Law Firm) https://www.instagram.com/p/CVvA07dLcQS/?utm_medium=tumblr

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  • arvandlaw
    26.10.2021 - 7 monts ago

    Vaccination will not be required for children under age 18 to travel to the United States once officials lift a ban on international visitors, but they will have to show proof of a negative coronavirus test before boarding a flight, according to rules outlined Monday by the Biden administration. With about two weeks to go before the United States lifts a travel ban on visitors from 33 countries, federal health officials offered more specifics for travelers and airlines before restrictions are lifted Nov. 8. Although vaccination won't be required for children, most non-U.S. citizens andnonimmigrants arriving by air will have to show both proof of vaccination and proof of a negative coronavirus test taken within three days of departure. Federal health officials said the exception was made for children because many do not have access to or are not yet eligible for the vaccines. However, children must still be tested before traveling to the United States. #ArvandLaw #WeAreArvandLaw #NoBanNoWall #Visa #Immigration #ArvandLaw is a full service immigration law firm located at the World Trade Center in New York City and just minutes from the Immigration Courts at 26 Federal Plaza. Call us today for an evaluation of your immigration matter 212-323-7435 or 646-660-2658. https://www.washingtonpost.com/sports/2021/10/26/formula- one-us-grand-prix/ https://www.instagram.com/p/CVgWFS3hipx/?utm_medium=tumblr

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  • arvandlaw
    29.09.2021 - 7 monts ago

    WE ARE PROUD TO ANNOUNCE THAT ARVANDLAW HAS MOVED!!! WE LOOK FORWARD TO SEEING YOU IN OUR NEW OFFICE SOON! Please be sure to update your records. #WeAreArvandLaw #ArvandLaw #Immigrantstrong 💪 #NationOfImmigrants #WeAreArvandLaw 🤘 #ArvandLaw #NoBanNoWall #NoH8 #Immigrantstrong 💪 #AsylumIsAHumanRight #DHS #USCIS #DeportationDefense #GreenCards #ImmigrationCourt #NIW #ImmigrationAttorney #RFE #NOID #Appeal #Deportation #DeportationOrder #AdjustmentOfStatus #B1 #B2 #ConditionalResidency #DACA #EB2 #EB1 #Inspection #JVisa #K1Visa (at Law Office of M. Ray Arvand, PC • An Immigration & Personal Injury Law Firm) https://www.instagram.com/p/CUbC-alJfdo/?utm_medium=tumblr

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  • arvandlaw
    23.02.2021 - 1 year ago

    The Supreme Court agreed on Monday to take up a case brought by various groups and state and local officials challenging a Trump-era rule that makes it more difficult for immigrants to obtain legal status if they use public benefits, such as Medicaid, food stamps and housing vouchers. The rule, issued by the Trump administration in August 2019, is still in effect in most states nationwide. It immediately met pushback, and was subsequently blocked by courts, following its release. #ArvandLaw is a full service immigration law firm located in the financial district of Manhattan and just minutes from the Immigration Courts at 26 Federal Plaza in New York City. Call us today for an evaluation of your immigration matter 212-323-7435 or 646-660-2658. #WeAreArvandLaw 🤘 #ArvandLaw #NoBanNoWall #NoH8 #Immigrantstrong 💪 #AsylumIsAHumanRight #DHS #USCIS #DeportationDefense #GreenCards #ImmigrationCourt #H1B #NIW #ImmigrationAttorney #RFE #NOID #Appeal #Deportation #DeportationOrder #AdjustmentOfStatus #B1 #B2 #ConditionalResidency #DACA #EB1 #EB1 #F1StudentVisa #H1B #Inspection #JVisa #K1Visa https://amp.cnn.com/cnn/2021/02/22/politics/supreme-court-public-charge-rule/index.html?fbclid=IwAR1Jl20NYteQo1xkcRpcDC1hgYneIsPPoJeRDWGHxArvcBkSP-gEfNamJgQ (at Law Office of M. Ray Arvand, PC • An Immigration & Personal Injury Law Firm) https://www.instagram.com/p/CLo7i6RpVsp/?igshid=1xj3f9c2ncwzd

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  • for-study-purposes
    09.04.2022 - 1 mont ago

    Hashtag Activism on Twitter

    Twitter was established in 2006 as a microblogging site based on the popularity of the activist tool TxtMob (Costanza-Chock et al. 2020). The site has over 330 million active users as of 2019 (Statista Research Department 2022). Twitter is well-known for its hashtags, which allow users to post information and opinions on social issues in a way that enables others to interact and participate as part of a larger discourse with the prospect of change.

    Hashtags, which are distinctive and user-generated, have become the de facto standard for expressing collective thoughts, ideas, arguments, and experiences that may stand alone or be instantly integrated into Twitter’s fast-paced environment (Jackson et al. 2020). They allow users to connect with people all around the world and quickly share information. The hashtag itself contains a word or phrase associated with a social or political problem and creates a forum for discussion. For historically marginalized populations, Twitter serves as a vital platform, where these groups can communicate and advocate for less prevalent matters by using hashtags (Maples 2008). This contributes to the emergence of hashtag activism, which is the practice of using Twitter’s hashtags for Internet activism as one of the many ways that social media helps civic engagement and social movements (Humphreys 2016).

    The evolution of the #hashtag

    In the late 1990s, the “hash sign”, as it was referred to in Internet forums, was used to combine items in online chat rooms and chat streams (Jackson et al. 2020). In 2007, Chris Messina, a Twitter user, asked his followers what they thought of the sign being used to denote groups on the fledgling platform. His tweets would serve as a catalyst for the hashtag’s continued expansion as a tool for connecting conversations, people, and movements (Jackson et al. 2020). Since this handy discovery in 2007, hashtags have become so ingrained in the culture of Twitter users that their use has expanded outside the network and into other social media platforms such as Facebook, Instagram, and Tumblr (Humphreys 2016).
    Image: Pew Research Center 2018

    Notable examples of hashtag activism

    #Kony2012

    In the spring of 2012, the NGO Invisible Children launched a hashtag campaign dubbed #Kony2012. The documentary-based activity’s purpose is to raise awareness of human rights violations in Central Africa. The Lord’s Resistance Army (LRA) in Uganda, led by Joseph Kony, is the subject of the documentary; Kony, a Ugandan war criminal and military leader, is notorious for kidnapping children and converting them to soldiers and sex slaves for his army. The #Kony2012 campaign was created primarily to raise awareness of the “Stop Kony” movement around the world. The video fiercely advocated that African militia leader Joseph Kony be apprehended and tried in the International Criminal Court (Goswami 2018). 

    Image: Baylor Lariat 2012

    The campaign based on the #Kony2012 documentary that went viral on social media is unique in that it suffered a flood of support, reaction, and a swift retreat after it was released. The documentary created to promote the cause drew rapid attention from around the world. Several celebrities, including Oprah Winfrey and Ryan Seacrest, have endorsed the initiative and encouraged their Twitter followers to use the hashtag #Kony2012 in their tweets (Raine et al. 2012). Invisible Children had over 3,800,000 Twitter followers and over 2.5 million Facebook fans on the fifth day of the campaign, and over 100 million people watched the documentary on Youtube and Vimeo (Goswami 2018). As early March 2012, less than a month after its inception, the #Kony2012 campaign had received more than 2.4 million tweets from the U.S. public alone (Goswami 2018). 

    #NoBanNoWall

    #NoBanNoWall is a hashtag and social media campaign started in response to Donald Trump's alleged “Muslim ban” and his 2016 presidential campaign promise to build a physical border wall between the United States and Mexico (Harvard 2017). Several executive orders issued by President Donald Trump in 2017 threatened to tear up families and turn away refugees. 

    Image: Cosmopolitan 2017

    #NoBanNoWall was founded by Saki Barzinji and Imraan Siddiqi in an effort to unite Muslim, Latino, and other communities in opposition to xenophobic immigration policies. Protesters gathered at Washington Square Park on January 25, 2017, and chanted, “No ban; no wall”, sparking the Twitter hashtag #NoBanNoWall in response to Trump’s travel ban (Signore 2017). Shortly after the hashtag began trending, the influence of this movement could be noticed in airports as a judge in New York granted the ACLU’s plea for a prohibition on deportation at airports (George 2017). The movement has evolved into a platform for people to tell personal stories about themselves or their families who have immigrated to the United States, as well as a means of combating the public’s rising mistrust of foreigners (Malpert et al. 2017).

    The implications of hashtag activism

    Enabling hashtags has strong implications in both the digital and physical worlds. Activists of historically marginalized communities have had a demonstrable impact on political discussions, social policy, and public consciousness in recent years. These hashtag activists are sometimes referred to as "slacktivists" or "armchair activists" due to the perception that digital engagement is less legitimate and effective than in-person action (Jackson et al. 2021). Nonetheless, hashtags allow users to communicate with one another and mobilize efforts without requiring supporters to be physically present or at the same time of day. More people would join in the movement as it takes less effort to create a hashtag or view postings related to one. This can help to increase awareness by associating it with personal stories, experiences, emotions, and opinions (Yang 2016). By defining common experiences, expressive connections can be created between strangers, enable hashtag users to encourage and validate one another, and contribute to broadening and enriching awareness by offering access to multiple stories.

    Image: FIRE 2016

    Digital technology and social media have been critical to maintaining a counterpublic space. Twitter represents an extremely real chance to effect change by reintroducing and reframing problems that have been distorted or ignored in the mainstream public sphere. By and large, these hashtags succeed in establishing recognizably narratives that address far broader concerns. Yet, they must be paired with real-world actions to be considered practical and meaningful.

    Reference List

    ‘17 Powerful Tweets in Support of #NoBanNoWall’ [image], in Cosmopolitan 2017, 17 Powerful Tweets in Support of #NoBanNoWall, Cosmopolitan, 26th January, viewed 3rd March 2022,.

    ‘Activism in the Social Media Age’ [image], in Pew Research Center 2018, Activism in the Social Media Age, Pew Research Center, 11th July, viewed 3rd March 2022, .

    Costanza-Chock, S, Hirsch, T & Childs, Q 2020, ‘In the open: TXTmob and Twitter’, in Common Place, viewed 3rd March 2022, .

    ‘FIRE Debates at Penn: Does Hashtag Activism Work?’ [image], in FIRE 2016, FIRE Debates at Penn: Does Hashtag Activism Work, FIRE, viewed 3rd March 2022,

    George, M 2017, ‘After Daylong Protests, Judge Blocks Deportation of Immigrants Detained at US Airports’, in NBC New York, 28th January, viewed 3rd March 2022,.

    Goswami, M 2018, ‘Social Media and Hashtag Activism’, in Liberty Dignity and Change in Journalism, Kanishka Publisher, pp. 252-262.

    Harvard, SA 2017, ‘#NoBanNoWall is a heartbreaking rallying cry against Donald Trump's Muslim ban and border wall’, in MIC, 25th January, viewed 3rd March 2022, .

    Humphreys, A 2016, Social Media: Enduring Principles, Oxford: New York, Oxford University Press.

    Jackson, SJ, Bailey, M, Welles, BF 2020, #HashtagActivism: Networks of Race and Gender Justice, The MIT Press, viewed 3rd March 2022, .

    Malpert, L, Mahbubani, R, Bhattacharjee, R & Greenway, R 2017, ‘We’re All Humans: Immigrants Speak Out at #NoBanNoWall Rally in San Francisco’, in NBC Bay Area, 4th February, viewed 3rd March 2022, .

    Maples, C 2008, Giving voice: the use of interactive theatre as professional development in higher education to reduce alienation of marginalized groups (Thesis), University of Missouri Libraries.

    Raine, L, Jurkowitz, M, Dimock, M & Neidorf, S, ‘The Viral Kony 2012 Video’, in Pew Research Center, 15th March, viewed 3rd March 2022, .

    Signore, JD 2017, ‘Washington Square Park Is Packed With New Yorkers Responding To Trump's Attack On Immigrants’, in Gothamist, 25th January, viewed 3rd March 2022, .

    Statista Research Department 2022, ‘Number of monthly active Twitter users worldwide from 1st quarter 2010 to 1st quarter 2019’, in Statista, viewed 3rd March 2022, .

    ‘Students plan KONY 2012 poster campaign’ [image], in Baylor Lariat 2012, Students plan KONY 2012 poster campaign, Baylor Lariat, 18th April, viewed 3rd March 2022, .

    Yang, G 2016, ‘Narrative Agency in Hashtag Activism: The Case of #BlackLivesMatter’, in Media and Communication, vol. (4), pp. 13-17.

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