The Harvard Immigration and Refugee Clinical Program (HIRC) received a generous grant in the spring of 2016 from the Howard and Abby Milstein Foundation to launch the Syrian Refugee Resettlement Project. The project convenes Harvard students, faculty, and HIRC clinical staff; various NGOs, including the International Refugee Assistance Project (IRAP), Hebrew Immigrant Aid Society (HIAS), and International Rescue Committee (IRC); and key Washington and New York-based consultants with relevant experience in the field in order to identify legal and regulatory impediments to the processing and resettlement of Syrian refugees in the United States and engage in advocacy on these critical issues.

About the Report

At a time when the U.S. refugee admissions program is under serious threat and the world’s displaced population is at its highest, over 65 million, the Harvard Immigration and Refugee Clinical Program has released a far-reaching Report. The Report, made possible by a grant from the Howard and Abby Milstein Foundation and catalyzed by the current situation facing Syrian refugees, contains extensive recommendations regarding the United States’ historical role in protecting vulnerable refugees, safeguarding foreign policy interests, advancing American job creation, and complying with humanitarian and legal obligations. Read the full release »