IRAP filed a lawsuit seeking information about USCIS’s processing of applications under the U.S. Refugee Admissions Program (USRAP) Iraqi Direct Access Program (Iraqi DAP).
Two decades after the start of the war in Iraq, over 100,000 Iraqis who assisted the U.S. military in Iraq and their family members remain in life-threatening situations, with the Iraqi DAP offering their only pathway to safety. Many applicants face extensive delays in adjudication of their applications which were compounded by a recent suspension of the program for review.
This lawsuit seeks to improve clarity and transparency around the Iraqi DAP application process and ensure applications are adjudicated in a fair and timely manner.
IRAP is awaiting a response from the government to its Complaint.
- October 6, 2023: Complaint is filed.