For many years now, Iran has been on the receiving end of sanctions from all quarters including the US government, the EU, and the UN among other international bodies. Iran has been receiving these sanctions because it is a security threat to the whole world. Iran has been known to be harboring and supporting terror groups. Iran also makes and supports the making of nuclear weapons. For years now, all efforts to dissuade Iran from these vices and many more have not been successful. Iran is at the receiving end of these sanctions as a result of these and several other vices. However much the Iranian government may deny it, Iran has suffered from the effect of these sanctions. The economy of Iran has taken a toll from these many sanctions. The supply of goods to the country has become almost impossible and the inflation levels continue to rise day in day out. Now these sanctions are having ripple effects on the people of Iranian descent all over the world. The Iranian Americans are currently hit worst by the effects of these sanctions.
Getting jobs has become almost impossible for people of Iranian descent living in the US. Hiring any person of Iranian descent can get your penalized which is a risk no company wants to take. Therefore, one of the major effects of the Iranian-Americans are having to live through as a result of the sanctions is unemployment.
The business community is one of the most affected groups of people because their businesses have come to a standstill. This is partly because of the ban on imports and exports because those who has already established market in Iran are not able to reach the market. Because of the fear that these sanctions have cast on people, you find that no one wants to do business with these Iranian-Americans. Even though this is not forbidden by the sanctions, people don’t want to take the risk. There have been cases where people or Iranian descent have been denied their right to buy and sell in US soil just because of who they are.
Iranian-Americans who used to send funds to their elderly parents back home cannot do this anymore because of the ban. No bank wants to help them because they are afraid of the penalties they have been threatened with.
These people don’t have access to their property back in Iran and cannot inherit anything from their relatives who pass away. People are expected to cut ties with Iran so much so that you cannot even hire a lawyer to help you deal with your property back home in Iran. These are some of the unintended consequences on the people of Iranian descent living in the US.