International Refugee Assistance Project (IRAP)
IRAP | International Refugee Assistance Project
IRAP is on the frontlines of the fight against the discriminatory executive order signed by President Trump. By mobilizing an emergency taskforce of legal advocates and leading the fight in the courts and the press, IRAP is playing a critical role in protecting the rights of thousands of affected refugees and immigrants.
IRAP “organizes law students and lawyers to develop and enforce a system of legal and human rights for refugees through a combination of direct legal aid and systemic advocacy.” It is “dedicated to providing comprehensive legal aid to refugees seeking resettlement, providing representation for those who have none and helping vulnerable families and refugees navigate the complex rules and processes of the international resettlement system.” IRAP played a key role in organizing attorneys and representing those detained at John F. Kennedy Airport in New York City after the executive order. The two male plaintiffs at the center of the petition filed against President Trump on Saturday, which later led to a Brooklyn judge blocking part of the executive order, were originally clients of IRAP.