World Health Day

By: Rosalind Ghafar Rogers, PhD, LMHC, Clinical Behavioral Health Subject Matter Expert with USCRI’s Refugee Health Services in Arlington, VA   As a result of conflicts and natural disasters, the human rights of millions are under threat, including at least 4.5 billion people who did not have full access to essential health services in 2021 […]

Women’s History Month Spotlight: Alejita Rodriguez

USCRI sat down with Alejita Rodriguez, Director of USCRI’s shelter Rinconcito del Sol (a little corner of sunshine) this Women’s History Month to discuss the shelter, her career, and the importance of uplifting girls. Rinconcito del Sol is a shelter for unaccompanied girls between the ages of 13-17. At the shelter, they receive nutritious meals, […]

USCRI Co-Leads Call for Extension and Redesignation of Temporary Protected Status for Burma

The U.S. Committee for Refugees and Immigrants (USCRI), TPS-DED AAC, Fortify Rights, CUSP, and Asian Americans Advancing Justice are joined by over 100 organizations to urge the Biden administration to extend and redesignate Temporary Protected Status (TPS) for Burma. Temporary Protected Status extends work authorization and protection from removal for nationals of designated countries experiencing […]

Women’s History Month Spotlight: AnnaMarie Bena

We sat down with AnnaMarie Bena, Senior Vice President at USCRI, to discuss her career, how she ended up in this role, and USCRI’s work shining a light on the issues women and girls’ face.   Q: What led you to your current role? AnnaMarie: My current role is a culmination, really, of all the […]

Women’s History Month Spotlight: Dylanna Grasinger

This Women’s History Month, we sat down with Dylanna Grasinger, Senior Director of Field Offices at USCRI to talk about her 20+ years of experience in the field, her role overseeing USCRI’s domestic offices, and her advice for achieving systemic access for refugees and immigrants.   Q: What led you to your current role? Dylanna: […]

Women’s History Month Spotlight: Hila Moss

For Women’s History Month, we sat down with Hila Moss, Director of Legal Services at USCRI to talk about her career and the USCRI legal team’s work.   Q: What led you to your career? Hila: I joined USCRI in November of 2015, I came on board as the immigration attorney under the Oak Foundation’s […]

USCRI Staff Spotlight: Masady Mani

We spoke with Masady Mani, loan specialist at USCRI, to talk about her 30 years at our organization as well as her work with the Cambodian Buddhist Society in Maryland.   Mani arrived in the U.S. in 1990 from Cambodia and began working at USCRI in 1994, back when we were still known as USCR. Since […]

International Day of Education: From Refugees to Cultural Navigators

Education is a critical human right that displaced people are far too often denied. Education provides students not just with knowledge, but also with interpersonal skills, confidence, and stability, all of which put them on a path to create a bright future for themselves and their communities. Yet, more than half of all displaced children […]

Policy Brief: The Largest Child Displacement Crisis in the World

Today, children are engulfed in conflicts and crises around the world. Within situations of armed conflict, children suffer immense consequences of wars they had no hand in creating. In these contexts, children often endure some of the most severe acts of violence, encounter extreme protection risks, and are deprived of their basic rights. Conflict and […]