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Jul 7, 2021
IRAP Calls for the Immediate Evacuation of Afghan Allies, Presses for Urgency and Expansive Plans
The Administration must immediately begin an evacuation of all Afghans affiliated with the United States, and the evacuation must be to U.S. soil to ensure adequate due process. Every moment’s delay puts the lives of these allies in mortal danger.
Jun 30, 2021
Press Release: IRAP Files Challenge on Behalf of U.S.-Affiliated Afghan Wrongfully Blocked From Visa Program After Insurgents Kidnapped His Supervisor
The government revoked the plaintiff's initial authorization, because they could not reverify a letter from his supervisor, who remains captive.
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.
Mar 1, 2021
Press Release: IRAP Calls for Emergency Increase in Refugee Admissions
The International Refugee Assistance Project (IRAP) calls on President Biden to immediately sign the Proposed Emergency Presidential Determination (PD) and allow for additional refugees to be admitted this Fiscal Year.