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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 10, 2022
FOIA: The Defense Department’s “Project Rabbit” verifying the employment of Afghan SIV applicants
IRAP filed a lawsuit against the Defense Department to challenge the agency’s failure to release documents about “Project Rabbit,” a little-publicized program to review the employment qualifications of Afghan SIV applicants.
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.
Jul 20, 2022
FOIA: USCIS processing of Afghan humanitarian parole
IRAP, in partnership with the American Immigration Council and Winston & Strawn, filed FOIA litigation challenging USCIS's failure to respond to two FOIA requests seeking information about USCIS's processing of Afghan humanitarian cases.