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Jun 20, 2023
On World Refugee Day, Calls for Biden Administration to Accelerate Family Reunifications
On a press call held to commemorate World Refugee Day, Congressman Ted Lieu joined advocates, experts, and affected individuals to highlight the tens of thousands of separated refugee families waiting to reunite in safety and called on the Biden administration to make family reunification pathways more efficient, more equitable, and more transparent.
Apr 11, 2023
After Seven-Year Separation, Somali Refugee Files Lawsuit to Reunite with Family
Today, Rabi Mohamed, a resettled Somali refugee who has been separated from his wife and their sons for over seven years, filed a lawsuit against the United States government with the support of the International Refugee Assistance Project (IRAP) and Prokosch Law LLC. The lawsuit challenges USCIS’s unnecessary requests for evidence to prove the family’s relationship, which has blocked the Mohameds from reuniting for years.
Jan 5, 2023
Separated Muslim Burmese Refugee Family Sues U.S. Government
Today, a Burmese mother who has been separated from her husband for nearly a decade filed a lawsuit calling on the U.S. government to reunite her family. She is represented by the International Refugee Assistance Project (IRAP).
Sep 21, 2022
Report: One Year Since Biden Expanded Central American Minors Refugee and Parole Program, Delays Keep Families Apart
Today, the International Refugee Assistance Project (IRAP) released a new report, “More than Words: Making Good on the Promise of the Central American Minors Refugee and Parole Program,” which highlights the barriers separated families face accessing the Central American Minors (CAM) Program and reuniting in the United States. In addition to the report, IRAP and 100 partner organizations sent the Biden administration a letter outlining steps the government can take to strengthen the Program.
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.