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Nov 18, 2021
U.S. to Reopen Refugee Applications of Iranian Religious Minorities Mass Denied Under Unfair “Extreme Vetting”
Today, the International Refugee Assistance Project (IRAP) and Latham & Watkins LLP announced a settlement in Doe v. Mayorkas, a 2018 class action lawsuit challenging the mass denial of the refugee applications of dozens of Iranians of persecuted minority faiths in the Lautenberg-Specter Program.
Oct 7, 2021
IRAP Files Lawsuit Demanding U.S. Government Protect Afghan Ally’s Children from Taliban
Today, the International Refugee Assistance Project (IRAP) filed a lawsuit with the U.S. District Court, Northern District of California, demanding U.S. Secretary of State Antony Blinken fulfill his legal and moral obligation to protect Afghan allies and their families by evacuating them 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.
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.