Seventy percent of Iraqi refugees are persecuted because they worked in some capacity for the government of the United States or foreign non-governmental organization. This has forced many to flee their country with their families and live in refugee camps in Jordan, Syria, and Lebanon. The U.S. State Department recognized the plight of our Iraqi allies and created the Direct Access Program for Iraqi refugees and their families to be resettled to the United States.
On Thursday, April 15, 4 pm, in the Cherry Room, the Immigration Law Association (ILA) and the Center for Law and Social Responsibility (CLSR) are co-hosting the panel U.S. Foreign Intervention and Refugee Consequences: Focus on Iraq.
The event includes the following panelists: Fady Mikhaiel, speaking about his experience resettling in the United States; the List Project founder and director Kirk Johnson, talking about his drive for the creation of the direct access program; and Ben Dunay, a New England Law alum, discussing his role coordinating the practical aspects of resettlement in New England.
Refreshments will be provided.