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Oct 17, 2023
Central American Families File Motion to Dismiss Lawsuit Challenging CAM Program
Last night, six Central American parents represented by the International Refugee Assistance Project (IRAP) filed a motion to dismiss Texas v. Biden, a lawsuit attempting to shut down a critical family reunification program. This motion argues that states don’t have legal standing to challenge CAM because they are not harmed by the reunification of immigrant families.
Sep 26, 2023
2022 Text-to-Give Fellow Alexandra Zaretsky’s Year One Reflections: Challenging Anti-Muslim Immigration Policies and Reuniting Refugee Families
2022 Fellow Alexandra Zaretsky recently shared a recap of the first year of her Equal Justice Works Fellowship at the International Refugee Assistance Project. Alexandra’s work was funded by donations made during the Text-to-Give campaign at the 2022 Scales of Justice event.
Sep 21, 2022
Report: One Year Since Biden Expanded Central American Minors Refugee and Parole Program, Delays Keep Families Apart
Today, the International Refugee Assistance Project (IRAP) released a new report, “More than Words: Making Good on the Promise of the Central American Minors Refugee and Parole Program,” which highlights the barriers separated families face accessing the Central American Minors (CAM) Program and reuniting in the United States. In addition to the report, IRAP and 100 partner organizations sent the Biden administration a letter outlining steps the government can take to strengthen the Program.
May 27, 2022
U.S. District Court in Texas Allows Affected Families to Defend the Central American Minors (CAM) Program
Yesterday, a federal court in Texas granted, in part, the intervention motion filed in March by the International Refugee Assistance Project (IRAP) on behalf of several families hoping to reunite via the Central American Minors (CAM) Program. The ruling means that the court will allow two of the families to defend the CAM Program against the legal challenge filed by 15 states attempting to shut down the program.
Apr 7, 2022
“President Biden Removed the Muslim Ban but He Didn’t Fix the Harm”: IRAP Files Lawsuit on Behalf of Separated Somali…
Today, the International Refugee Assistance Project (IRAP) filed a lawsuit on behalf of the Mohamuds, a Somali refugee family waiting to reunite in the United States, and sent an open letter signed by more than 75 partner organizations calling on the Biden administration to do more to undo the legacy of the Muslim refugee ban.