USCRI Statement on Re-parole Process for Afghans Beginning in June

On May 5, the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) announced it would establish a process to re-parole eligible Afghan nationals in the United States. Beginning in June, Afghans who arrived in the United States through humanitarian parole during Operation Allies Welcome (OAW) can request re-parole through online and paper filings. DHS said re-parole requests would […]

USCRI Welcomes Launch of Private Sponsorship “Welcome Corps” Program

Today the Biden administration launched a new private sponsorship program for refugees. The program, called “Welcome Corps,” will enable Americans to directly sponsor the resettlement of refugees in their communities through the U.S. Refugee Admissions Program (USRAP). The Department of State, the Department of Health and Human Services, and a consortium of non-governmental partners will […]

Policy Brief: Learning for What Future?

USCRI Policy Analyst Aaron Escajeda conducted a field visit to Bangladesh in December 2022 and met with domestic and international NGOs to better understand the context of and humanitarian response to the Rohingya refugee crisis. Additionally, USCRI visited multiple Rohingya refugee camps with Friendship NGO, which allowed USCRI to speak with Rohingya refugees directly as […]

Expanding Title 42, Again, Fails Even More Asylum Seekers

Today, the U.S. Department of Homeland Security (DHS) announced new border enforcement measures to expand the use of Title 42 for Cubans, Haitians, and Nicaraguans, severely limiting their ability to apply for asylum. More than two million asylum seekers and migrants have been expelled from the United States under Title 42 since its inception in […]

USCRI Responds to Congress’ Failure to Vote on Afghan Adjustment Act

The U.S. Committee for Refugees and Immigrants (USCRI) is dismayed the Afghan Adjustment Act (AAA) did not receive a vote in the omnibus spending package before Congress this week. This end-of-the-year vote in the U.S. Senate was an excellent opportunity to ensure lasting protections for tens of thousands of Afghan parolees. Today, leadership in the […]