Year in Review!

This year has been a banner year for us. In 2022, the Refugee Translation Project: 

  • Translated documents for 128 immigration cases, most of which were asylum cases, which involved approximately 319 individuals.
  • Covered the entire cost of 31 of these cases, two of which have already received positive outcomes: an asylum grant for a woman from Cameroon and a family reunification approval for a family from Turkey.
  • Translated evidence for 8 Title 42 exemption humanitarian parole cases that IRAP was representing, all of which were successful.
  • Provided interpretation support to 3 IRAP clinics, which provided legal consultation to over 200 Afghan refugees.
  • Has been actively creating a Spanish version of InReach’s online resource catalog for LGBTQ+ asylum seekers and immigrants.
  • Translated 4 health pamphlets into Dari and Pashto for newly arrived members of the Afghan community.
  • Translated a comprehensive resource guide into Ukrainian and Russian at the start of the war to help people fleeing Ukraine.
  • Worked with IRAP to translate Family Reunification Guides to France, Germany, and Sweden into Dari, Pashto, and Spanish to help refugees reunite with their loved ones.
  • Translated 6 new Special Immigrant Visa guides and updated 8 existing SIV guides for IRAP to help Afghan refugees navigate the visa process.
  • Translated Immigrant Defense Project’s Know Your Rights materials in Arabic, French, Russian and Urdu, and their ICE Out! campaign in Arabic and French to help protect NYC communities.
  • Formed new partnerships with 9 organizations: Bellevue Program for Survivors of Torture, Centro Legal de la Raza, Church World Service, Community Refugee & Immigration Services (CRIS), Emma’s Torch, InReach, Kitsap Immigrant Assistance Center, Legal Aid Society, and TakeRoot Justice.

THANK YOU to everyone who supported the Refuge Translation Project in 2022 and in previous years! We wish you all the best in the new year.

Double Your Impact!

An incredibly generous donor has just pledged $2,000 in matching funds! Every donation made to the Refugee Translation Project through January 5th will be matched. Now is a great opportunity to double your impact and help make 2023 a good year for someone!

You can make your gift count twice by donating through our End of the Year Campaign with IOBY or by check.

The funds we raise during this holiday season supports our ongoing work providing free translation services to people seeking asylum and other immigration relief and building collaboratively with our partner organizations. We are actively growing our capacity to meet the needs of refugees and we invite you to join us in our work.

Thank you!

Asylum Success!

A client from Cameroon, whom we provided free translation services to, was granted asylum in the US! We worked on this case with TakeRoot Justice, a New York nonprofit. 

Since May we have translated a total of 177 pages of crucial documents for 7 TakeRoot Justice clients. We are very excited to see our hard work come to fruition and look forward to hearing more good news from the 6 pending cases.  

Our End of Year Campaign is raising funds so we can continue getting more results like this! Help us reach our goal!