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Debunking "Extreme Vetting"

October 09, 2020 (1 min read)

IRAP, Oct. 2020

"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. This report compiles information that IRAP learned in litigating JFS v. Trump, No. C17-1707JLR (W.D. Wash.) and Doe v. Wolf, No. 5:18-cv-02349-BLF (N.D. Cal.), as well as in representing clients through the refugee admissions process, engaging in policy advocacy, and pursuing Freedom of Information Act (FOIA) requests. In the interest of client safety and privacy, client names are not provided unless otherwise publicly available. This report was made possible by the efforts of many people outside of IRAP, particularly our clients and co-counsel in JFS v. Trump and Doe v. Wolf. In litigating JFS v. Trump, we worked with the National Immigration Law Center, HIAS, Perkins Coie LLP, and pro bono attorneys Lauren Aguiar, Mollie M. Kornreich, and Abigail Sheehan Davis."