International Refugee Assistance Project

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The International Refugee Assistance Project (IRAP) works to organize law students and lawyers to develop and enforce legal and human rights for refugees and displaced persons.[1] It was originally a project of the Urban Justice Center in New York City, founded and directed by Becca Heller.[2] On December 23, 2018, IRAP became an independent 501(c)(3) organization.[3]

IRAP has offices in New York City, Jordan, and Lebanon.[4] IRAP is a plaintiff in International Refugee Assistance Project v. Trump and co-counsel in Darweesh v. Trump.[5]


  1. ^ "Mission & Values". International Refugee Assistance Project. Retrieved May 25, 2017.
  2. ^ Silow-Caroll, Andrew (April 6, 2016). "Meet the 'intensely neurotic' Jew saving the world's refugees". Times of Israel.
  3. ^ 2019 Report to Supporters (PDF) (Report). International Refugee Assistance Project. p. 29.
  4. ^ "Our Team". International Refugee Assistance Project. Archived from the original on September 24, 2020. Retrieved May 25, 2017.
  5. ^ Shear, Michael D.; Kulish, Nicholas; Feuer, Alan (January 28, 2017). "Judge Blocks Trump Order on Refugees Amid Chaos and Outcry Worldwide". The New York Times.

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