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Mar 30, 2023
Climate of Coercion: Environmental and Other Drivers of Cross-Border Displacement in Central America and Mexico
This report analyzes the intersection of climate change and climate-related disasters with other root causes of movement across borders for people who have traveled to the United States-Mexico border from Central America and other parts of Mexico to seek U.S. humanitarian protection. It is based on 38 interviews in Tijuana shelters with Guatemalan, Honduran, Mexican, and Salvadoran individuals who intend to seek U.S. asylum, conducted in Spanish in January 2023 by HUMSI and a team of Stanford Law School students.
Mar 13, 2023
Spotlight on Local and Refugee-Led Efforts to Address Key Protection Needs: Lessons Learned in Three Key Regions
In 2022, the International Refugee Assistance Project (IRAP) undertook a geographic rapid assessment project to better understand the unmet legal needs and protection gaps faced by displaced people in three regions of the world: Africa, Latin America and the Caribbean, and South and Southeast Asia.
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.
Sep 20, 2022
More than Words: Making Good on the Promise of the Central American Minors Refugee and Parole Program
A year and a half after restarting processing in the Central American Minors Refugee and Parole Program, the Biden administration has not done nearly enough to fix the CAM Program’s long-standing challenges. This report documents the inadequate status quo of the CAM Program and offers specific recommendations for the Biden administration to improve its speed and scale.
Jan 19, 2022
Upholding Commitments to Iraqi Allies: Recommendations to Restart the Iraqi Priority 2 Direct Access Program
On the one-year anniversary of suspension of the Iraqi P2 DAP program, the International Refugee Assistance Project (IRAP) calls on the Biden administration to take concrete steps to restore the Iraqi P2 DAP so that the program can meet its noble intent to uphold our moral obligation to Iraqi allies, as originally authorized by Congress.
Nov 15, 2021
Call to Action Following White House Report on Climate Change and Migration
On the last day of the 2021 United Nations Climate Change Conference (COP26), IRAP and 12 partner organizations sent a letter to the White House to demand concrete action to address climate displacement. The full letter, including our requests and recommendations, is available here.
Nov 8, 2021
Fulfilling America’s Promise: Options to make U.S. humanitarian protection pathways viable for at-risk Afghans
In a new report, the International Refugee Assistance Project (IRAP), InterAction, and Human Rights First lay out several options available to the Biden Administration to provide these Afghans viable humanitarian pathways out of Afghanistan and third countries and into the U.S.
Oct 14, 2021
IRAP Amicus Brief Challenges “Remain in Mexico” Policy in Mexican Supreme Court
IRAP has joined an amicus brief in the Mexican Supreme Court challenging the Mexican government's violation of international law, including core refugee protection principles, through the implementation of the U.S. Remain in Mexico (RMX) policy.