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Mar 15, 2023
“We Were Robbed”: Advocates React to Afghan Humanitarian Parole FOIA Findings
The results of a Freedom of Information Act (FOIA) request filed by the International Refugee Assistance Project (IRAP) and American Immigration Council (AIC) show that the United States effectively abandoned Afghan HP applicants, even while it profited from their application fees.
Mar 14, 2023
After Global Assessment, IRAP Releases Report On Refugee-Led Initiatives, Announces New Partnerships
Today, the International Refugee Assistance Project (IRAP) publicly released a report highlighting the unmet needs of displaced populations in key regions of the globe with a focus on the critical efforts of refugee-led initiatives (RLIs) to address these gaps.
Mar 13, 2023
Spotlight on Local and Refugee-Led Efforts to Address Key Protection Needs: Lessons Learned in Three Key Regions
In 2022, the International Refugee Assistance Project (IRAP) undertook a geographic rapid assessment project to better understand the unmet legal needs and protection gaps faced by displaced people in three regions of the world: Africa, Latin America and the Caribbean, and South and Southeast Asia.
Feb 23, 2023
FOIA: Refugee data and recordkeeping
IRAP filed a lawsuit seeking records from USCIS the State Department about the demographics, processing, and adjudication of applications for admission to the United States as a refugee through the USRAP, which has long provided a pathway for refugees to reach safety and security within the United States.
Feb 21, 2023
“Shameful Assault on Refugees”: IRAP Condemns Proposed Asylum Ban, Biden’s Embrace of Trump-Era Immigration Policies
Today, the Biden administration proposed banning people from seeking asylum in the United States unless they first sought protection in any other countries they traveled through during their journey to safety.
Jan 19, 2023
IRAP Celebrates Launch of Private Sponsorship Program for Refugees
Today, the Biden Administration launched the Welcome Corps, an innovative program that will allow groups of Americans to directly sponsor refugees to resettle in their communities. IRAP will support the Welcome Corps as an unfunded consortium partner focused on developing legal resources and guidance for sponsors and refugees.