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November 18, 2014
The Washington Post: Congress Should Extend the Special Visa Program for Afghans

The Washington Post has published an editorial urging Congress to extend the special immigrant visa program in Afghanistan. The editorial comes at a critical moment: over the coming weeks, members of Congress will decide the future of the program, which is currently set to expire on December 31. Members of Congress must negotiate the differences between […]

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November 17, 2014
IRC & Norwegian Refugee Council Report: Syrian Civilians Unable to Find Safety Abroad

A new report released by the International Rescue Committee (IRC) and the Norwegian Refugee Council finds that Syrian civilians fleeing their homes are increasingly unable to find safety abroad. Of the 9.6 million people who have fled the conflict in Syria, more than 3 million are currently being hosted by Lebanon, Turkey, Jordan, and Iraq. But […]

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November 12, 2014
Department of Homeland Security (DHS) Suspends Refugee Interviews in Lebanon

The Department of Homeland Security (DHS) has announced it is no longer conducting interviews for refugees in Lebanon. DHS expects the suspension to continue at least through Spring 2015. This is likely to delay a number of pending cases. Refugees who have been referred by UNHCR to the U.S. resettlement program but who have not […]

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November 12, 2014
Roll Call Blogs: Congress Has Done Some to Help Mohammad, But Can Do More

A blog piece in Roll Call this week acknowledges the effort that some members of Congress have made to help IRAP client, Mohammad, who was featured last month on HBO’s Last Week Tonight with John Oliver. Mohammad’s family remains in hiding in the Middle East, and Mohammad is working hard to bring them to safety […]

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November 10, 2014
Students Gather in NYC for IRAP National Conference

On November 1-2, student representatives from 23 of IRAP’s law school chapters, as well as attorneys, supporters, and pro bono coordinators, made their way to midtown Manhattan for IRAP’s National Conference. Generously sponsored by Paul, Weiss, Rifkind, Wharton & Garrison, the conference was an opportunity for the larger IRAP community to gather together and unpack […]

Ibrahim Family

The Ibrahims

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