Announcements / September 2016

USCRI Submits Statement for Senate Oversight Hearing on Refugee Resettlement

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On September 26th, USCRI submitted a statement for the record for the Senate hearing on the “Oversight of the Administration’s FY17 Refugee Resettlement program, led by the Senate Judiciary Committee’s Subcommittee on Immigration and the National Interest.

For over 100 years, USCRI has protected the rights and addressed the needs of persons in forced or voluntary migration worldwide and supported their transition to a dignified life. We help the uprooted by facilitating and providing direct professional services and promoting the full participation of migrants in community life. USCRI provides reception and placement services to refugees arriving in the United States through a network of partner agencies. USCRI is proud to do this work in the United States because our country is a world leader in providing protection to people who need it. The United States has a long history of showing compassion for victims of persecution, and that is what we must continue to do. Based on this experience, USCRI issued three recommendations:

  1. Support the U.S. Refugee Resettlement Program as a safe, humanitarian and foreign policy operation.
  2. Increase funding for the Department of Homeland Security to maintain the integrity of security checks.
  3. Increase support for the Office of Refugee Resettlement to enhance the integration of newly arrived refugees.

Click here to read the full statement and learn more.

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