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Nov 9, 2021
Evacuate Our Allies Coalition Advocates Assess Latest Efforts to Protect and Welcome Afghans
On a press call today, advocates from the Evacuate Our Allies coalition discussed the latest in ongoing efforts to support recent Afghan arrivals in the United States and to protect Afghans still in danger in Afghanistan and in third countries. Speakers included affected Afghans, veterans, policy experts, faith leaders, and members of the Afghan-American community.
Nov 8, 2021
Fulfilling America’s Promise: Options to make U.S. humanitarian protection pathways viable for at-risk Afghans
In a new report, the International Refugee Assistance Project (IRAP), InterAction, and Human Rights First lay out several options available to the Biden Administration to provide these Afghans viable humanitarian pathways out of Afghanistan and third countries and into the U.S.
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.
Oct 4, 2021
IRAP Commends Federal Assistance for Afghan Refugees, Calls for Pathway to Permanent Residency
With this bill, Congress has taken important steps to support the recent Afghan arrivals, including funding access to refugee benefits. For the tens of thousands of Afghans starting a new life in the United States and the millions of Americans who support them, these benefits are a critical lifeline.
Sep 14, 2021
“More Questions Than Answers”: IRAP Reacts to Secretary Blinken’s Congressional Testimony
For years, IRAP and our partners have been calling for solutions, not excuses. With so much at stake, a clear and coordinated path to safety in the United States is needed immediately. The Afghans whose lives remain on the line deserve answers and action, not more broken promises.
Sep 2, 2021
IRAP Calls on Biden Administration to Continue Evacuation Efforts, Outlines Steps for U.S. Government to Protect At-Risk Afghans
In response to the unconscionable failure to protect Afghan allies, IRAP has released recommendations for the Biden administration and Congress to take continued steps to protect at-risk Afghans.
Aug 31, 2021
Evacuate Our Allies Coalition Members Call for More Support for Afghanistan Evacuation
Today marks President Biden’s deadline for the end of operations in Afghanistan but members of Evacuate Our Allies – a coalition of veterans, human rights, religious, and refugee organizations working on the evacuation of Afghans to safety – said that the mission continues to support those seeking to evacuate and emigrate whether to the United States or a safe third location, preferably a U.S. territory.
Aug 24, 2021
“The mission is not complete until all Afghan allies are safe”: IRAP Urges Biden to Extend Evacuation
This afternoon, President Biden reaffirmed his administration’s goal of completing the American withdrawal from Afghanistan by August 31, while repeating his pledge to evacuate Afghan allies and “complete the mission.”
Aug 20, 2021
“‘Contact Us’ is Not a Plan”: IRAP Reacts to President Biden Remarks on Afghan Evacuations
Today, President Biden repeated his pledge to evacuate Afghan allies and other at-risk populations, but provided few details on how Afghans in danger would be able to leave the country or what would happen to them after being evacuated.
Aug 18, 2021
IRAP Files Emergency Legal Petitions for Evacuation for Stranded Afghans Who Supported the U.S. in Wartime
This morning, the International Refugee Assistance Project (IRAP) filed multiple emergency petitions for protection with the U.S. State Department on behalf of all Afghan applicants in the Special Immigrant Visa (SIV) program, demanding the U.S. government fulfill its legal obligation to protect our allies by evacuating them and their families to safety immediately.