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International Refugee Assistance Project (IRAP)
The International Refugee Assistance Project (IRAP) organizes law students and lawyers to develop and enforce a set of legal and human rights for refugees and displaced persons. Mobilizing direct legal aid, litigation, and systemic advocacy, IRAP serves the world’s most persecuted individuals and empowers the next generation of human rights leaders.
The below cases represent a special subset of the full Clearinghouse collection.
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1 HIAS, Inc. v. Trump
8:19-cv-03346-PJM (D. Md.)
Filed 11/21/2019 - Case Ongoing
U.S. Department of Homeland Security
Immigration and/or the Border
IM-MD-0013
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On November 21, 2019, three refugee resettlement agencies filed this lawsuit in the U.S. District Court for the District of Maryland, challenging the Trump Administration's recent Executive Order, "Enhancing State and Local Involvement in Refugee Resettlement." HIAS, Inc., Church World Service, Inc., and Lutheran Immigration & Refugee Service, Inc ... [view]
2 Kiakombua v. McAleenan
1:19-cv-01872 (D.D.C.)
Filed 06/25/2019 - Case Ongoing
U.S. Department of Homeland Security
Immigration and/or the Border
IM-DC-0062
Coding Complete
On June 25, 2019, five asylum seekers from Angola, Cuba, and El Salvador filed this lawsuit in the United States District Court for the District of Columbia. The plaintiffs sued the Department of Homeland Security and the Attorney General of the U.S. under the Refugee Act, 8 U.S.C. § 1158(a); Immigration and Nationality Act, 8 U.S.C. § 1231(b)(3) ... [view]
3 Afghan and Iraqi Allies v. Pompeo
1:18-cv-01388-TSC (D.D.C.)
Filed 06/12/2018 - Case Ongoing
Department of State
Immigration and/or the Border
IM-DC-0051
Coding Complete
After long delays in the processing of their Special Immigrant Visa (SIV) applications, a group of Afghans and Iraqis who worked for the U.S. government to support U.S. missions in their home countries filed this class action challenge against the Departments of State (DOS) and Homeland Security (DHS). The plaintiffs, represented by the ... [view]
4 Doe 1 v. McAleenan
5:18-cv-02349-BLF (N.D. Cal.)
Filed 04/18/2018 - Case Ongoing
Department of Homeland Security (DHS)
Immigration and/or the Border
IM-CA-0123
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On April 18, 2018, a group of five unnamed plaintiffs filed this class action lawsuit against the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) in the U.S. District Court for the Northern District of California. The plaintiffs sought to represent a class of Iranian refugees and their U.S.-based family members who applied for refugee resettlement through ... [view]
5 S.A. et al v. Trump
3:18-cv-03539-LB (N.D. Cal.)
Filed 2018 - Case Ongoing
Department of State
Immigration and/or the Border
IM-CA-0125
Coding Complete
Applicants and beneficiaries of the Central American Minors (CAM) parole program filed this class-action lawsuit on June 13, 2018, challenging the Trump Administration's termination of the program and its revocation of parole for nearly 3,000 children. Seeking declaratory and injunctive relief, as well as that the defendants be equitably estopped, ... [view]
6 Abdi v. Duke [later Nielsen]
1:17-cv-00721-EAW (W.D.N.Y.)
Filed 07/28/2017 - Case Ongoing
The United States
Department of Homeland Security
Immigration and/or the Border
IM-NY-0058
Coding Complete
On July 28, 2017, an asylum-seeker who had been held in federal detention for nine months sought habeas corpus in the U.S. District Court for the Western District of New York. Three weeks later, represented by the New York Civil Liberties Union and the International Refugee Assistance Project, he and a fellow asylum-seeker filed an amended ... [view]
7 International Refugee Assistance Project (“IRAP”) v. Trump
8:17-cv-00361-TDC (D. Md.)
Filed 02/07/2017 - Case Ongoing
President Donald Trump
Immigration and/or the Border
Presidential/Gubernatorial Authority
IM-MD-0004
Coding Complete
On February 7, 2017, five immigrant advocacy organizations and fifteen individual immigrants filed this putative class-action lawsuit in the U.S. District Court for the District of Maryland. Represented by the ACLU and the National Immigration Law Center, the plaintiffs challenged President Trump’s January 27, 2017 Executive Order. That order ... [view]
8 Nine Iraqi Allies Under Serious Threat Because of Their Faithful Service to the United States v. Kerry
1:15-cv-00300 (D.D.C.)
Filed 02/27/2015 - Closed 2016
U.S. Department of Homeland Security
Immigration and/or the Border
IM-DC-0075
Coding Complete
On February 27, 2015, following long delays in the processing of their Special Immigrant Visa (SIV) applications, nine Afghans and Iraqis under threat in their home countries for supporting U.S. operations filed this lawsuit in the United States District Court for the District of Columbia. The plaintiffs, represented by the International Refugee ... [view]
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