The U.S. Committee for Refugees and Immigrants (USCRI) announces the signing of a groundbreaking agreement with the Government of the Republic of Honduras to collaborate in providing access to legal services for unaccompanied children and to train consulate officials on U.S. immigration law and refugee matters.
“We look forward to working closely with the government of Honduras to improve support for unaccompanied children from the country who seek refuge in the United States. We have been providing legal support for unaccompanied children for over ten years and this agreement is an expansion of that effort as our priority remains the safety and protection of these vulnerable children. ” said Lavinia Limón, President/CEO of USCRI.
USCRI provides legal services to unaccompanied children through a partnership of funded attorneys across the country including locations in: Arlington, VA; Baltimore, MD; Dallas and Houston, TX; Los Angeles, CA; Memphis, TN; Miami, FL: and Phoenix, AZ. Additional children are served through a network of pro-bono attorneys who volunteer their time and expertise to assist with immigration court proceedings.
USCRI’s mission is to protect the rights and address the needs of persons in forced or voluntary migration worldwide by advancing fair and humane public policy, facilitating and providing direct professional services, and promoting the full participation of migrants in community life.