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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.
Mar 2, 2022
IRAP and We Are All America Celebrate Restart of Direct Access Program for U.S.-Affiliated Iraqis
Last night, the U.S. Department of State (DOS) announced it will restart the U.S. Refugee Admissions Program (USRAP) Direct Access Program (DAP) for U.S.-Affiliated Iraqis (Iraqi P-2 Program). IRAP welcomes the announcement that DAP processing will resume, and we look forward to receiving more details to ensure the scale and speed of processing matches the need.
Feb 16, 2022
Refugees Affected by Trump Muslim Bans Continue to be Stalled or Rejected Under Biden, Shows New Data and Analysis Released…
Settlement reporting from IRAP’s lawsuit JFS v. Trump shows the enduring impact of the Muslim bans and demonstrates that the Biden administration has failed to rectify the harm done to refugees by the previous administration, especially when it comes to reuniting families and instituting fair and transparent refugee vetting.
Jan 19, 2022
Advocates Call On Biden Administration to Restore the U.S. Refugee Resettlement System and Protect Iraqi and Afghan Allies
On a press call held earlier today, advocates and experts discussed the state of the U.S. refugee resettlement system one year into the Biden administration and called on the U.S. to fulfill its promise to protect Iraqi and Afghan allies.
Jan 11, 2022
New IRAP Report Outlines Steps to Rebuild Refugee Program: 22 Recommendations for 2022
Today, the IRAP released Rebuilding the U.S. Refugee Program for the Future: 22 Recommendations for 2022, a report addressing current challenges and opportunities to restore the U.S. refugee resettlement program in 2022 and beyond.
Nov 18, 2021
U.S. to Reopen Refugee Applications of Iranian Religious Minorities Mass Denied Under Unfair “Extreme Vetting”
Today, the International Refugee Assistance Project (IRAP) and Latham & Watkins LLP announced a settlement in Doe v. Mayorkas, a 2018 class action lawsuit challenging the mass denial of the refugee applications of dozens of Iranians of persecuted minority faiths in the Lautenberg-Specter Program.
Aug 24, 2021
IRAP Launches Effort to Unmask the Secretive Work of the National Vetting Center
IRAP submitted a Freedom of Information Act (FOIA) request seeking records that would shed much-needed light on the activities of the National Vetting Center and its oversight board, the National Vetting Governance Board.