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Feb 4, 2022
One Year After Biden Signed Order to Restore Refugee Program, Progress Has Fallen Short
One year ago today, newly-inaugurated President Biden signed an executive order (EO) to build back and strengthen the U.S. Refugee Admissions Program. IRAP applauded the EO when it was signed, but now warns that little progress has been made to carry out its goals.
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.
Oct 21, 2021
IRAP Responds to White House Report on Climate Change and Migration
Today, the White House National Security Council (NSC) issued a report on climate change and migration, the first time multiple U.S. agencies have worked together to comprehensively assess the impact of climate-fueled displacement. In the report, the Biden administration announced the creation of an interagency policy process to “coordinate U.S. government efforts to mitigate and respond to migration resulting from the impacts of climate change.”
Aug 2, 2021
New IRAP Report Recommends Action to Tackle Climate Displacement
The International Refugee Assistance Project (IRAP) released a new report, “Opportunities to Address Climate Displacement in the U.S.,” which outlines the legal protection gaps that prevent people displaced by climate change from finding safety and what the United States can do to address them.