Iraqi Refugee Assistance Project

IRAP is a national, student-driven organization where law students and pro bono supervising attorneys work together to help Middle Eastern refugees apply for resettlement into a safe third country.  IRAP focuses on assisting Iraqis and Afghans who risked their lives assisting the U.S. military.

The UCI Law chapter of IRAP was launched in 2010 when two students in the inaugural class helped gain the release of an Iraqi Christian held in immigration detention in Southern California. The UCI chapter has continued to expand its work of assisting Middle Eastern refugees resettle in the United States and assist those who have been wrongfully denied resettlement.

Tens of thousands of Iraqi refugees live in San Diego and Los Angeles, making up the second largest Iraqi refugee population in the United States.  The UCI chapter is in a unique position to engage with the Iraqi refugee population in Southern California.


Caroline Reiser,

Alexis Paschedag Federico,


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