POLICY REPORT: Recommendations on the Reform of the Special Immigrant Visa Program for U.S. Wartime Partners (June 2020)

  • outlines key recommendations for improving the Afghan and Iraqi Special Immigrant Visa (SIV) programs



WHITE PAPER: Recommendations for the President to Restore and Improve Protection for Refugees and Displaced People (September 2019)

  • makes recommendations for the Presidential administration that takes or remains in office in January 2021

Private Sponsorship White Paper - cover pageWHITE PAPER: Models of Private Sponsorship (July 2018)

  • outlines past and present private sponsorship programs and how the private sector can create alternative & complementary pathways or expand resettlement for refugees

Thumbnail2 POLICY REPORT: Fifteen Years On: Protecting Iraqi Wartime Partners (March 2018)

  • outlines key recommendations for improving legal avenues to safety for Iraqi allies, in particular the Iraqi Special Immigrant Visa (SIV) program and the Direct Access Program (DAP)

Thumbnail1 POLICY REPORT: A Question of Honor – The Ongoing Importance of the Afghan SIV Program (March 2017)

  • a policy report on the ongoing importance of the Afghan Special Immigrant Visa program, in response to the suspension of visa interviews in March 2017

Thumbnail3ARTICLE: The Importance of Legal Counsel (Forced Migration Review, February 2017)

  • IRAP’s Policy Director, Betsy Fisher, summarizes the benefits of the presence of counsel in the resettlement process


Thumbnail2 WHITE PAPER: Private Sponsorship of Refugee Resettlement in the United States: Guiding Principles and Recommendations (October 2016)

  • outlines the key principles for designing and implementing a pilot program for private sponsorship in the United States
  • drafted in collaboration with Human Rights First