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Jun 24, 2021
Why Refugee Families in the U.S. Still Cannot Reunite
A cornerstone of the U.S. refugee system, the Follow-to-Join (FTJ) process is an immigration pathway that allows asylees and resettled refugees to petition for their spouses and children to join them in the United States. The FTJ process is a reflection of clear congressional intent to keep refugee families together, recognizing that they may be separated on their pathway to safety.
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.
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.
Jan 12, 2021
Adam v. Pompeo: Challenging the delays in adjudicating I-730/Follow-To-Join Petitions for Family Reunification
IRAP filed this lawsuit in partnership with two resettled Darfuri refugees who have been waiting for a decision on their petitions for their spouses and children to join them in the United States.
Nov 20, 2020
Press Release: IRAP Publishes Blueprint for Expanding Complementary Pathways for Refugees and Displaced People
In a new report, IRAP lays out 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.