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Jun 15, 2021
Press Release: IRAP Welcomes Expansion of Program That Helps Reunite Central American Families
Today, the Biden Administration announced an expansion of the Central American Minors (CAM) program, which provides legal pathways for children in danger in El Salvador, Honduras, and Guatemala to safely reunite with a parent in the United States.
Jun 10, 2021
Press Release: Advocacy Groups Release Recommendations for Expanded Community Sponsorship Program for Refugees
IRAP, Amnesty International USA, and the Niskanen Center published a joint paper offering recommendations for the design of an expanded community sponsorship system that includes a new private sponsorship program for refugees.
May 28, 2021
Press Release: Advocacy Groups Call on NATO Member States to Protect Afghan Civilians During Withdrawal of Forces
IRAP and 16 partner organizations from seven countries published a letter calling on governments to act urgently to protect Afghan locally employed civilians (LECs) of NATO member states.
May 3, 2021
Press Release: IRAP Welcomes Increase in Refugee Admissions, Restoring U.S. Leadership
Today, the Biden Administration officially raised the maximum number of refugees to be admitted to the United States this fiscal year from the historic low of 15,000 refugees to 62,500. The International Refugee Assistance Project (IRAP) applauds the announcement, which comes after President Biden initially signed a Presidential Determination that did not raise this year’s goal from the number set by President Trump.
Apr 26, 2021
Press Release: IRAP Publishes Recommendations for Immediate Actions to Protect Afghan Civilians in Light of U.S. Withdrawal
Today, the International Refugee Assistance Project (IRAP) published a paper recommending five actions the U.S. government should take to protect Afghans at risk of attacks from the Taliban in the wake of U.S. troops withdrawing from Afghanistan.
Apr 26, 2021
Recommendations for Immediate U.S. Government Actions to Protect Afghan Civilians
The U.S. withdrawal from Afghanistan, scheduled for September 2021, will leave many Afghans at imminent risk of violent retaliation from the Taliban and other armed groups. Based on our work with thousands of Afghan SIV applicants over the last decade, IRAP instead recommends that the U.S. government act on the following short- and long-term solutions in tandem.
Apr 26, 2021
Afghan and Iraqi allies who worked alongside U.S. troops have been persistently targeted with violence by militias like the Taliban and ISIS. For veterans like Steve Miska, “leave nobody behind,” is a sacred commitment that extends to the allies they forged unbreakable bonds with.