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August 3, 2015
Press Release: IRAP and Freshfields Expand Landmark Lawsuit Against Secretary of State Kerry, Secretary of Homeland Security Johnson

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE  IRAQI REFUGEE ASSISTANCE PROJECT AND FRESHFIELDS EXPAND LANDMARK LAWSUIT AGAINST SECRETARY OF STATE KERRY, SECRETARY OF HOMELAND SECURITY JOHNSON Obama Administration continues to fail to implement bipartisan legislation to protect Iraqis and Afghans whose lives are under serious threat as a consequence of their work in support of U.S. troops.  New York, […]

by Staff
July 28, 2015
IRAP in The New York Times: Why Can’t Refugees Get Lawyers?

Today, IRAP published an op-ed in The New York Times, making a case for why refugees overseas should have access to counsel as they move through the resettlement application process. Access to counsel for refugees is one of IRAP’s priority policy agenda items. This particular piece tells the story of Ahmed, an IRAP client whose struggles with the […]

by Staff
July 24, 2015
IRAP and the American Bar Association Take A Stand on Access to Counsel

IRAP is thrilled to announce an important step in its policy reform efforts to ensure access to counsel for refugees overseas. This week, the American Bar Association (ABA), with IRAP’s support, directly engaged the Department of Homeland Security on its policy of banning attorneys from refugee interviews. The ABA’s letter to the Department of Homeland Security […]

by Staff
July 23, 2015
BBC Magazine: Gay IRAP Client Tells Story of Escape from ISIS

Today, BBC Magazine published an incredibly powerful narrative from a gay IRAP client who fled Iraq to escape persecution by the Islamic State (ISIS) and members of his own family. His heart-wrenching testimony speaks to the experiences of many of our clients. An excerpted portion of his narrative appears below. Please read the full piece […]

by Staff
July 17, 2015
IRAP Presents at Annual UNHCR-NGO Consultations in Geneva

This week, we’re featuring a guest blog post from IRAP’s Intake Coordinator Betsy Fisher. Betsy attended the annual UNHCR-NGO Consultations in Geneva last month, along with IRAP’s National Policy Director, Katie Reisner. Read on to learn about what they got up to in Geneva! (Also, see below for UNHCR’s Storify story covering the event, and […]

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The Ibrahims

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