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November 18, 2015
IRAP in The Nation: Governors’ Xenophobia Has Real Consequences

Yesterday, IRAP’s Deputy Policy Director, Betsy Fisher, was quoted in an article in The Nation. The article appeared in the midst of intense backlash to refugees in the wake of last Friday’s terrorist attacks in Paris. “We must not allow these horrific attacks to prevent civilian Syrian refugees from reaching safety,” Fisher told The Nation. “Many of these refugees […]

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November 17, 2015
IRAP on CNBC: Calls for Ceasing Syrian Resettlement Betray American Values

In the wake of last week’s terrorist attacks in Paris, the United States has seen a surge of backlash against refugees and the refugee resettlement program. News outlets are turning to IRAP for expert insight into the nature of the security screening process for Syrians seeking protection in America. Today, IRAP’s Deputy Policy Director, Betsy […]

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November 16, 2015
IRAP Statement on Paris and Beirut Attacks

The International Refugee Assistance Project (IRAP) condemns the horrific attacks on Paris and Beirut last week. We must not allow these attacks to prevent vulnerable Syrian refugees from reaching safety; many of these refugees are fleeing from a brutal regime and have themselves suffered horrific attacks by ISIS. We should make these refugees feel welcome […]

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November 5, 2015
Double Your Donation with IRAP’s Think Globally, Act Locally Fundly Campaign!

IRAP is thrilled to announce today’s launch of our Think Globally, Act Locally Fundly campaign. For the next four weeks, our friends at Google have generously agreed to match your contribution, dollar-for-dollar, when you give to IRAP through the Fundly website. The campaign kicked off tonight with a well-attended event at Google San Francisco. Over 125 IRAP […]

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November 2, 2015
The New Yorker: More Leadership Is Required in Response to Syrian Refugee Crisis

Today, The New Yorker published an extremely important piece by George Packer. In his commentary, Packer draws important parallels between America’s ongoing response to the Syrian crisis and its past responses to other refugee crises. “It’s easy to forget that every act of American generosity toward refugees has had to overcome stiff resistance based in ignorance,” Packer writes. […]