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October 1, 2015
Press Release: IRAP Urges Congress to Do More for Refugee Resettlement

This afternoon, the International Refugee Assistance Project (IRAP) will submit a statement for the record to the U.S. Senate Judiciary Committee hearing on Oversight of the Administration’s FY 2016 Refugee Resettlement Program: Fiscal and Security Implications. Please watch this space for updates on the hearing. In the meantime, you can read IRAP’s full statement in PDF […]

by Staff
September 23, 2015
IRAP on NPR: American Dad Fights for the Afghan Interpreter Who Aided His Fallen Son

Today, IRAP was featured in an immensely moving NPR piece that highlights the dire need for action on behalf of America’s Afghan and Iraqi allies. Phil Schmidt lost his son Jonathan when Jonathan was killed in a firefight in Afghanistan in September 2012. Years later, Phil has now developed a strong bond with AK, the Afghan interpreter who […]

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September 21, 2015
Press Release: IRAP Rebrands as International Refugee Assistance Project

IRAP REBRANDS AS INTERNATIONAL REFUGEE ASSISTANCE PROJECT TO BETTER REFLECT GLOBAL SCOPE OF IRAP PROGRAMS AND IMPACT New name and logo more accurately reflect how the organization’s work has evolved to address the world’s worst refugee crisis since World War II (New York, NY, September 21, 2015) – Today, the International Refugee Assistance Project (IRAP) […]

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September 17, 2015
IRAP in Foreign Policy: U.S. History with Iraqis and Afghans Hints at Delays for Syrians

This morning, Foreign Policy featured IRAP in an article highlighting the need for systemic reform to the State Department’s U.S. Refugee Admissions Program. The United States says it is willing to resettle 10,000 Syrian refugees, yet the bureaucratic system through which refugee applications are processed is likely to drastically limit the number of Syrians who make it […]

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September 11, 2015
IRAP in The Seattle Times: U.S. Pledge To Take 10,000 Syrians Is A Good Signal, but Need Is Great

The Seattle Times today featured IRAP in an article exploring the value of the United States’ pledge to accept 10,000 Syrian refugees for resettlement. Many advocates have criticized the U.S. government for doing too little to ensure meaningful protection for Syrians fleeing persecution. “While traditionally a world leader in refugee resettlement, the United States has faced […]