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Welcome to USCRI Vermont

Hello, my name is Casey Reese. I am excited to join the USCRI Vermont team as the new Employment Counselor / Job Developer. Originally from Massachusetts, I attended Salem State University where I received my undergraduate degree in Psychology and minor in Social Work. Following graduation, I spent time working in the field of Applied […]

USCRI’s Statement on the Passage of the Continuing Resolution

The U.S. Committee for Refugees and Immigrants (USCRI) celebrates the passage of the Continuing Resolution last night, which includes important funding and benefits for Afghans who are paroled into the United States. USCRI has advocated for the expansion of resettlement services and other benefits for Afghan parolees, and is pleased to see that this has […]

Statement of USCRI on the Biden Administration’s Expulsion Flights to Haiti

The U.S. Committee for Refugees and Immigrants (USCRI) strongly condemns the Biden administration’s move to expel and push back thousands of Haitian migrants from U.S. borders. Haiti is experiencing extraordinary turmoil and danger, as the administration just recently acknowledged through its grant of Temporary Protected Status for Haitians already residing in the United States. According […]

Statement of USCRI on the Recent Parliamentarian Ruling

The U.S. Committee for Refugees and Immigrants (USCRI) is dismayed with the Senate Parliamentarian’s decision yesterday that a path to citizenship for undocumented immigrants, TPS holders, and DREAMers should not be included in the reconciliation bill. The Parliamentarian, who is the non-partisan arbiter of Senate rules, found that the impact of the proposed policy change […]

Bipartisan Efforts to Assist Afghan Humanitarian Parolees

USCRI commends Congressmen Seth Moulton (D-MA) and Don Bacon (R-NE) for proposing essential, bipartisan legislation that would provide necessary assistance to Afghan refugees arriving under “humanitarian parole” following the fall of the elected Afghan government and the Taliban takeover of the country. The current parole designation for Afghans arriving to safety in the U.S. allows […]