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Feb 23, 2023
FOIA: Refugee data and recordkeeping
IRAP filed a lawsuit seeking records from USCIS the State Department about the demographics, processing, and adjudication of applications for admission to the United States as a refugee through the USRAP, which has long provided a pathway for refugees to reach safety and security within the United States.
Aug 2, 2022
FOIA: Refugee, SIV, and humanitarian parole pathways for Afghans
One year after the State Department created a new refugee program for U.S.-affiliated Afghans, IRAP, represented by Hogan Lovells, filed a Freedom of Information Act (FOIA) suit seeking records from the State Department about processing of Afghan refugee, Special Immigrant Visa (SIV), and humanitarian parole applications.
Jun 5, 2020
FOIA: Access to refugee applicant records
IRAP filed a lawsuit challenging USCIS’s policy of refusing to search the database it uses for refugee adjudications (called “WRAPS”) and claiming to have no records of refugee case files when responding to FOIA requests. Consistent with this policy, USCIS failed to produce a single document when IRAP requested its client’s refugee case file.