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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.
Apr 26, 2021
Recommendations for Immediate U.S. Government Actions to Protect Afghan Civilians
The U.S. withdrawal from Afghanistan, scheduled for September 2021, will leave many Afghans at imminent risk of violent retaliation from the Taliban and other armed groups. Based on our work with thousands of Afghan SIV applicants over the last decade, IRAP instead recommends that the U.S. government act on the following short- and long-term solutions in tandem.
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.
Mar 22, 2021
Families in Limbo: What the Biden Administration Can Do Now to Address Unreasonable Delays in Refugee and Asylee Family Reunification…
This report outlines how the “Follow-to-Join” process has been hampered by actions taken by the Trump Administration and how the Biden Administration can improve the process.
Nov 1, 2020
Expanding Complementary Pathways for Refugees and Displaced Persons: A Blueprint for the U.S. Government (November 2020)
This policy report outlines the multiple ways in which the incoming administration could address hurdles in existing pathways, as well as expand and pilot new programs, to bring displaced people to safety.