Divided by borders. United on purpose.

Here and abroad, we harness the power of the human spirit for positive change. We speak loudly and clearly when the world’s moral compass is unbalanced, by shining a light on humanitarian injustices and offering concrete solutions to migration matters.

Current work

Forgotten Refugees

We have a long history—nearly four decades—of working with Eritreans fleeing violence and persecution. With initial visits to Eritrea in 1997 and its neighboring country, Ethiopia in 2010, we undertook the most recent mission to Ethiopia with the America Team for Displaced Eritreans, as well as other NGOs and volunteers during the first two weeks of December 2015.  This report details the delegation’s findings and presents USCRI’s recommendations.

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Office in Central America

USCRI Centro-América opened its doors in San Salvador, El Salvador in 2014, as a direct response to the increasing number of immigrant children being deported from the U.S. and Mexico. Our Board of Directors made the strategic decision to expand these services in Guatemala, Honduras and El Salvador.

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Reports

February 2016

Forgotten Refugees

This report details the findings and recommendations from our December 2015 fact finding mission to Ethiopia.  It specifically addresses the situation of Eritrean refugees.

October 2014

Cartagena +30 Initiative-International Protection and Effective Integration: Recommendations of Civil Society for the Current Dimensions of Asylum and Statelessness in Latin America and the Caribbean

This report is the result of extensive research, refugee focus groups and interviews NGOs in the region working with refugees. It provides an examination of best practices and ongoing protection concerns in 14 countries in the region.

December 2013

A Profile of the Modern Salvadoran Migrant

In an international partnership with the Universidad Tecnolólogica de El Salvador (UTEC), the U.S. Committee for Refugees and Immigrants (USCRI) provides information as to the migration pattern of Salvadorans. The report explores and analyzes the root causes of migration among Salvadoran adults and children.

January 2013

Refugee Status Determination in Latin America: Regional Challenges and Opportunities. The national systems in Brazil, Colombia, Costa Rica, Ecuador and Mexico.

This report is a joint effort with the support of four NGOs in the region and provides a review of national frameworks centering attention on due process, access to information, appeals mechanisms and abbreviated RSD Procedures.

On the ground

Our international network of humanitarian organizations extends our reach. We keep a watchful eye on the world – investigating issues and forging partnerships to explore solutions.

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