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USCRI Calls on the Biden Administration and Congress to Prioritize Asylum Rights Amidst Budgetary Negotiations

The White House has reportedly indicated its willingness to limit asylum rights in exchange for aid to support Ukraine. The suggested rollbacks of critical asylum protections, such as raising the credible fear standard, increasing immigration detention, and instituting asylum caps, under consideration would restrict access to protection for those fleeing violence and persecution. USCRI unequivocally […]

Seeking Safety in Greece: Recounting The Asylum Seeker’s Odyssey

In June 2023, 600 people drowned in Greek waters after the fishing boat Adriana sank. Those 600 people had been fleeing their home countries in search of safety in Europe, but the Greek and Italian authorities aware of the sinking ship did not respond to the calls and pleas for help. The account of the […]

“For Every Child, Every Right”

Each year on November 20, the international community marks World Children’s Day on which it commemorates the adoption of the United Nations Convention on the Rights of the Child (CRC), reiterates the call to protect and uphold children’s rights, and celebrates action taken both for and by children and youth to better the world. This […]

USCRI Supports UK Court Ruling Against Deportation of Asylum Seekers to Rwanda

The U.S. Committee for Refugees and Immigrants (USCRI) agrees with the recent decision by the Supreme Court of the United Kingdom (UKSC) that it is unlawful to send asylum seekers to Rwanda to have their asylum claims considered there instead of the UK. Notably, the ruling stated that the removal of the claimants to Rwanda […]

Climate Displaced Persons Act Would Create Vital New Humanitarian Pathway

The U.S. Committee for Refugees and Immigrants (USCRI) is pleased that the Climate Displaced Persons Act is being reintroduced in the 118th Congress by Sen. Ed Markey of Massachusetts and Rep. Nydia Velázquez of New York. Climate-related events like storms, floods, and droughts are increasingly forcing people from their homes across the world. However, many […]

November 16: International Day for Tolerance

By: Rosalind Ghafar Rogers, PhD, LMHC, Clinical Behavioral Health Subject Matter Expert with USCRI’s Refugee Health Services in Arlington, VA   Societies are more diverse than ever, but intolerance is growing around the globe. Our world is currently steeped in conflict, oppression, violence, and war, all of which inflict incalculable suffering on innocent people. Sectarian […]

Learning is a Lifeline: Access to Education for Refugee Children in Kenya

Across the globe conflicts are becoming increasingly protracted, new escalations of violence are occurring, climate disasters are more frequent, and humanitarian crises are worsening. Such realities are displacing more children than ever before and for longer periods of time. Many children are now spending their entire childhoods displaced, and for some, their entire childhoods in […]