International Refugee Assistance Project
The International Refugee Assistance Project (IRAP) organizes law students and attorneys to provide legal representation to those who have none. We help Iraqi refugees navigate the rules and processes of resettlement in the U.S. Our work helps families escape from harm and persecution.
War and sectarian violence in Iraq forced thousands to flee for their lives and become stranded in other Middle East countries. These people cannot return to Iraq without risking their lives, so they are forced to seek refuge elsewhere. But the process of gaining admittance to the few western countries that accept them is difficult.
Nationally, we have resettled more than 1,000 individuals to seven different countries and achieved major policy changes affecting tens of thousands of refugees.
IRAP focuses on the following programs and efforts:
- Individual Legal Representation for Refugees
- Fact-Finding and Policy Advocacy
- Refugee Roadmap for Iraqis Resettled in the US
- Overseas Clinical Legal Education to Ensure Refugee Rights