Michael Boyce, the president of the New Haven branch of the Iraqi Refugee Assistant Project (IRAP), joined me today on CrossTalk to describe his involvement in this group. Since his trip to Jordan last spring with IRAP, Michael has been assisting Iraqi refugees settle in New Haven as well as lobbying Washington on immigration policy and legally representing Iraqi refugees trying to enter the US from Jordan. We spoke about the Iraqi refugees' perceptions of America as well as their goals and hopes in resettling in America. Michael also spoke about IRAP's goals for next semester which include increased funding, more services for the Iraqis, and increased undergraduate involvement in the legal and policy realms of the organization. Michael will be spending his winter break in Jordan on a fact-finding mission in Jordan.