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Aug 30, 2023
Two Years After Military Withdrawal, IRAP Reflects on Continued U.S. Responsibility to At-Risk Afghans
Today marks two years since the United States military presence in Afghanistan ended and the Taliban regained control of the country. IRAP has long advocated for efficient and accessible pathways to safety for at-risk Afghans—including SIV applicants—and continues to provide direct legal representation, up-to-date legal resources, litigation, and policy advocacy to and on behalf of Afghan refugees.
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 27, 2023
IRAP: Expanded Humanitarian Pathways Must Not Replace Asylum
Today, the Biden administration announced a set of new measures to address regional migration within the Western Hemisphere, including opening centers in Guatemala and Colombia to process thousands of people through various humanitarian pathways. IRAP welcomes the expansion of family reunification parole programs and refugee processing in the Americas, but strongly opposes doing so as a trade off for limiting the legal rights of people seeking asylum in the United States.
Apr 18, 2023
Fight to Access Trump Report on Muslim Ban Continues After New Court Ruling
Yesterday, a Connecticut federal judge ruled in a Freedom of Information Act (FOIA) case that the U.S. government has not proved that a report on the Muslim ban issued by the Trump administration can be shielded from the public under the presidential communications privilege.
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.
Mar 14, 2023
After Global Assessment, IRAP Releases Report On Refugee-Led Initiatives, Announces New Partnerships
Today, the International Refugee Assistance Project (IRAP) publicly released a report highlighting the unmet needs of displaced populations in key regions of the globe with a focus on the critical efforts of refugee-led initiatives (RLIs) to address these gaps.