When we identified egregious delays in the Special Immigrant Visa program for those who risked their lives to work alongside U.S. troops, we sued the government in 2015—and won! And, in January of 2017, when the President issued his first executive order, we once again saw the rights of our clients and other refugees and immigrants being violated. With the help of a coalition of lawyers and students, we went back to court. Since then, our litigation work has resulted in relief for thousands of refugees and others affected by the executive orders.
The court rulings blocking the Muslim bans have demonstrated the need to turn to the judicial branch to check executive abuse of power. In order to be able to quickly respond to executive overreach, IRAP has created our own in-house litigation shop and will continue to aggressively litigate in support of refugees’ and immigrants’ rights.
Learn more about these lawsuits and our wider litigation efforts: