USCRI among 164-organization coalition to call for Afghanistan TPS Redesignation

The U.S. Committee for Refugees and Immigrants (USCRI) joined more than 160 other organizations calling on the Biden administration to immediately redesignate Afghanistan for Temporary Protected Status (TPS). Temporary Protected Status extends work authorization and protection from removal for nationals of designated countries experiencing conflict, an environmental disaster, or other extraordinary and temporary conditions. “An […]

Chapter 6: Influx of Central American Unaccompanied Children

The U.S. Committee for Refugees and Immigrants (USCRI) and The Children’s Village present chapter six of Where We Stand: A 20-Year Retrospective of the Unaccompanied Children’s Program in the United States. The retrospective reviews the Unaccompanied Children‘s Program from the passage of the Homeland Security Act (HSA) of 2002 until today. It assesses 20 years […]

USCRI releases joint report on climate-related displacement from field visit in Tijuana

The U.S. Committee for Refugees and Immigrants (USCRI) released a report in collaboration with International Refugee Assistance Project (IRAP) and Human Security Initiative (HUMSI) on how climate change interacts with other root causes of displacement for migrants and asylum seekers who reach the United States’ southern border. The report, titled “Climate of Coercion: Environmental and […]

USCRI Expresses Concern About Plans to Enhance the Use of Expedited Removal

The undersigned 91 civil, human, and immigrant rights groups write to express our deep concern with the announcement, and confirmation in the notice of proposed rulemaking, that your administration plans to enhance the use of expedited removal, and to reiterate our opposition to the punitive policies the administration is considering implementing along the border after […]

What is Welcome Corps?

The Welcome Corps is a pilot program for the private sponsorship of refugees in the United States. Community organizations, universities or colleges, and individual Americans will be able to sponsor refugees to relocate and resettle in the United States through the existing U.S. Refugee Admissions Program (USRAP). Welcome Corps was launched by the Department of […]

USCRI Launches Afghan Behavioral Health Program

The U.S. Committee for Refugees and Immigrants (USCRI) has launched a comprehensive behavioral health program for newly resettled Afghans in the United States. Through Office of Refugee Resettlement funding and in partnership with other organizations, USCRI Refugee Health Services is expanding access to an array of services across the country under a new post-resettlement behavioral […]

USCRI Releases Report on Private Sponsorship After Welcome Corps Launch

The United States has launched a pilot program for private sponsorship of refugees, a significant development in how the country welcomes displaced people through its refugee admissions. Private refugee sponsorship models already exist in other countries—and in recent months the United States has increasingly asked individuals and communities to help sponsor people displaced from nations […]

USCRI Webinar: The Dried Fishing Industry in Bangladesh

For Human Trafficking Prevention Month, USCRI Policy Analyst Aaron Nodjomian-Escajeda sat down to speak with Md. Tanvir Sharif, Assistant Director Program Cox’s Bazar at Alliance for Cooperation and Legal Aid Bangladesh to discuss the dried fishing industry in Bangladesh and its connections to child labor. Please watch the video below.

USCRI Calls For Immediate Passage of Afghan Adjustment Act as Omnibus Floor Amendment

The U.S. Committee for Refugees and Immigrants (USCRI is incredibly disappointed the Afghan Adjustment Act (AAA) was not included in the draft text of the omnibus, Congress’ end-of-the-year spending package. USCRI joins other advocates to call on Senate Majority Leader Chuck Schumer to allow the bill text into the omnibus as a floor amendment in […]