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Aug 30, 2023
Two Years After the U.S. Withdrawal from Afghanistan: What’s at Stake in the Government’s Appeal of Afghan & Iraqi Allies…
In the two years since the last military flight took off from Afghanistan, the U.S. Government has quietly tried to wash its hands of responsibility toward the Afghan people it left behind in a country ruled by the Taliban and ravaged by decades of U.S.-led conflict.
Mar 15, 2023
“We Were Robbed”: Advocates React to Afghan Humanitarian Parole FOIA Findings
The results of a Freedom of Information Act (FOIA) request filed by the International Refugee Assistance Project (IRAP) and American Immigration Council (AIC) show that the United States effectively abandoned Afghan HP applicants, even while it profited from their application fees.
Apr 26, 2022
“The U.S. Can Do So Much More”: IRAP Compares Ukrainian and Afghan Protection Efforts
IRAP commends the Biden administration on its responsiveness to the immense need of displaced Ukrainians. The swiftness with which the administration created the program and its commitment to processing applicants efficiently show that the U.S. can respond effectively and creatively to emerging displacement crises if it chooses to. In contrast, the treatment of Afghans seeking safety does not mirror these same commitments.
Apr 21, 2022
IRAP Responds to Creation of Ukrainian Parole Program
Today, the Biden administration announced the creation of Uniting for Ukraine, a dedicated parole program for people fleeing the war in Ukraine, following a previous commitment to “welcome up to 100,000 Ukrainians and others fleeing Russia’s aggression.”