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Oct 4, 2021
IRAP Commends Federal Assistance for Afghan Refugees, Calls for Pathway to Permanent Residency
With this bill, Congress has taken important steps to support the recent Afghan arrivals, including funding access to refugee benefits. For the tens of thousands of Afghans starting a new life in the United States and the millions of Americans who support them, these benefits are a critical lifeline.
Sep 21, 2021
State and Local Officials From All 50 States Sign Bipartisan Letter Urging Biden Administration to Increase Refugee Admissions
Today, the Refugee Advocacy Lab published a letter signed by more than 300 state and local elected officials from all 50 states and the District of Columbia urging President Biden to resettle at least 125,000 refugees in Fiscal Year 2022.
Aug 20, 2021
IRAP Urges USCIS to Review Refugee Applications Denied Under Trump-Era Rulings
Last week, the International Refugee Assistance Project (IRAP) sent a letter to U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) urging the agency to affirmatively review the cases of all refugees whose applications for status were denied under the now-vacated precedents of Matter of A-B- and Matter of L-E-A-.
Jun 24, 2021
Why Refugee Families in the U.S. Still Cannot Reunite
A cornerstone of the U.S. refugee system, the Follow-to-Join (FTJ) process is an immigration pathway that allows asylees and resettled refugees to petition for their spouses and children to join them in the United States. The FTJ process is a reflection of clear congressional intent to keep refugee families together, recognizing that they may be separated on their pathway to safety.
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 14, 2021
Access to Documents by Eritrean Refugees in the Context of Family Reunification (April 2021)
IRAP commissioned this expert report, which clarifies which official documents Eritrean refugees are able to obtain from Eritrean authorities in order to successfully apply for family reunification in the European Union.