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January 28, 2015
Angelina Jolie in The New York Times: It Is Not Enough to Defend Our Values at Home

Yesterday, Angelina Jolie, Special Envoy of the United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR), published an opinion piece in The New York Times reflecting on her recent trip to the Middle East. “I have visited Iraq five times since 2007, and I have seen nothing like the suffering I’m witnessing now,” she writes. At a moment when […]

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January 22, 2015
World Affairs Journal: IRAP Comments on Need for Bipartisan SIV Reform Following the State of the Union

Following the delivery of the 2015 State of the Union address on Tuesday, IRAP’s Director, Becca Heller, and National Policy Director, Katie Reisner, published a commentary on the Special Immigrant Visa (SIV) program on World Affairs Journal‘s Millenial Letters Blog. In a disappointing omission, President Obama did not mention the SIV program on Tuesday. With thousands […]

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January 13, 2015
The New York Times: Lawmakers Must Continue to Show Bipartisan Leadership on SIV Issue

The Editorial Board of The New York Times today published a piece urging Congress to sustain its bipartisan commitment to guarantee Special Immigrant Visas (SIVs) for U.S. allies in Afghanistan. In recent months, Representative Earl Blumenauer, an Oregon Democrat, and Representative Adam Kinzinger, an Illinois Republican, pushed hard for the extension of the Afghan SIV program. […]

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January 8, 2015
IRAP Featured in The Diplomat Magazine

An article published today in The Diplomat explains the history and pitfalls of the Special Immigrant Visa (SIV) program for Afghans, citing the critical work and expertise of the Iraqi Refugee Assistance Project (IRAP). Approximately 50,000 Iraqi and Afghan nationals have served as interpreters over the past ten years. Many of these men and women are now […]

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January 2, 2015
IRAP Legal Team at UC Irvine Featured in Daily Journal

This week, the Daily Journal published a piece featuring one of IRAP’s volunteer legal teams, which recently won resettlement for an Afghan interpreter who worked with U.S. special forces in Afghanistan. The legal team is based out of IRAP’s UC Irvine chapter, and consists of two law students and one supervising attorney, an associate at Irell […]

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