Unwavering advocacy. Lasting solutions.

We galvanize Washington’s corridors, where the actions of few can impact the future of millions. We help define policy solutions and demand a global standard of dignity for all humanity. Our nationwide network unites to amplify the voices of our grassroots service providers to achieve life-changing outcomes for the uprooted.

Current issues

We leverage real stories and reliable statistics surrounding today’s greatest humanitarian crises to champion human rights and provide for human needs.

The Refugee Crisis

Over 60 million individuals are currently displaced worldwide and nearly 20 million are refugees.  Almost 5 million are from Syria alone and over half of all refugees are children. This is the largest refugee crisis since World War II.  In 2015 more than 1 million refugees traveled to Europe by sea seeking refuge and protection.

OUR POSITION

We advocate for the realization of refugee rights as enshrined in the 1951 Convention on the Rights of Refugees.  These legal obligations must be respected by states when individuals are fleeing persecution. It is up to all of us to hold governments accountable.

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The Central American Crisis

Migrants from Honduras, El Salvador, and Guatemala continue to flee escalating violence and seek refuge in the United States. The majority have valid claims for asylum and protection.  Unaccompanied migrating children are a particular concern and their desperation clearly indicates an ongoing humanitarian crisis in Central America.

OUR POSITION

We are the experienced leader working in collaboration with a national network of service providers providing positive alternatives and concrete solutions for children when they reach the U.S.  Within El Salvador we work with repatriated children, providing hope and opportunity for school and livelihoods, while advocating for long term solutions in Central America.

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Updates

USCRI Joins InterAction $1.2 billion Refugee and Humanitarian Assistance Pledge

September 2016
In advance of President Barack Obama’s Leaders’ Summit on Refugees, U. S. Committee for Refugees and Immigrants, (USCRI) and 30 members of InterAction — the largest U.S. alliance of international NGOs—announced a three-year pledge to collectively invest $1.2 billion in private resources on global humanitarian assistance efforts.

USCRI announces 15 new Allied Agencies

August 2016
Our 15 Allied Agencies include a diverse and impressive array of service and advocacy organizations across the country. We look forward to continuing to provide training, strengthen national and local advocacy efforts, and expand our coalition of Allied Agencies to promote the rights of refugees and immigrants in United States and globally!

Reports

Forgotten Refugees

Findings and recommendations from our December 2015 fact finding mission to Ethiopia. It specifically addresses the situation of Eritrean unaccompanied refugee minors.

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.