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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.
Jan 5, 2023
IRAP Strongly Denounces Biden Administration Moves to Further Restrict Asylum
The International Refugee Assistance Project (IRAP) strongly and unequivocally opposes the actions of the Biden administration to restrict the ability of people seeking safety and freedom in the United States under the guise of public health.
Jan 5, 2023
Separated Muslim Burmese Refugee Family Sues U.S. Government
Today, a Burmese mother who has been separated from her husband for nearly a decade filed a lawsuit calling on the U.S. government to reunite her family. She is represented by the International Refugee Assistance Project (IRAP).
Dec 20, 2022
IRAP Urges Congress to Pass Afghan Adjustment Act
Yesterday, the Senate Appropriations Committee released text for the 2023 Omnibus Appropriations bill that does not include the Afghan Adjustment Act (AAA), which would provide a pathway to permanent lawful status for tens of thousands of Afghans who were evacuated to the United States during the chaotic U.S. withdrawal from Afghanistan.
Nov 9, 2022
Advocacy Memo on Climate Displacement – Key Legal Levers
This advocacy memo offers an overview of existing and potential legal levers at the regional and national level in the U.S., Mexico, Central America, and the Caribbean that provide some legal relief to those displaced by climate change.
Oct 13, 2022
IRAP Responds to Expansion of Title 42 Expulsions and Creation of Venezuelan Parole Program
Yesterday, the Biden administration announced it will expand Title 42 expulsions to include Venezuelans and create a temporary parole program that will allow up to 24,000 Venezuelans to enter and work in the United States, among other requirements that would render large numbers of Venezuelans ineligible.
Sep 30, 2022
IRAP Alumni Spotlight: Ryan Corbett
This is the twenty-third installment of our Alumni Spotlight series, which features interviews with former IRAP students who have become strong advocates and leaders in their fields of practice. Meet Ryan Corbett, Associate Refugee Status Determination Officer at the UNHCR
Sep 28, 2022
IRAP Urges Biden Administration to Meet 125,000 Refugee Admissions Target
Yesterday, President Biden signed a new Presidential Determination on Refugee Admissions maintaining the refugee admissions target at 125,000 refugees for Fiscal Year 2023. The International Refugee Assistance Project (IRAP) urges the Biden administration to commit and prioritize the resources necessary to meet its goal.
Sep 21, 2022
Report: One Year Since Biden Expanded Central American Minors Refugee and Parole Program, Delays Keep Families Apart
Today, the International Refugee Assistance Project (IRAP) released a new report, “More than Words: Making Good on the Promise of the Central American Minors Refugee and Parole Program,” which highlights the barriers separated families face accessing the Central American Minors (CAM) Program and reuniting in the United States. In addition to the report, IRAP and 100 partner organizations sent the Biden administration a letter outlining steps the government can take to strengthen the Program.