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“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 […]

Discussion on the State of Migration in East and Horn of Africa

On July 11, 2023, USCRI had the honor of joining the International Organization for Migration (IOM), the East Africa Community (EAC), and the Intergovernmental Authority on Development (IGAD) at the United State Institute of Peace for a discussion of the inaugural State of Migration in East and Horn of Africa Report. This report focuses on […]

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 […]

Policy Brief: Afghans Arriving via the Southern Border

In this Policy and Advocacy brief, policy analyst Daniel Salazar examines the burgeoning trend of Afghans arriving in the United States via the southern border. The brief analyzes the breakdown of other pathways for Afghan nationals and eligibility for resettlement benefits and legal services for this population. Click here to read the full Policy & Advocacy Report by USCRI.

Policy Brief – Vying for Work: Risk Factors, Push Factors, and Human Trafficking

This Policy Brief represents a segment of one chapter in a larger forthcoming report based on a USCRI field visit to Bangladesh in December 2022. This chapter focuses on the evolving human trafficking situation for Rohingya refugees in camps in the Cox’s Bazar district of Bangladesh. For more information on this field visit, read our […]

The Journey of Unaccompanied Children through the U.S. Immigration System

In March of this year, 15,918 children from Guatemala, Honduras and El Salvador crossed into the U.S. at our southern border—the highest number of children since we began collecting data in 2010. Although this number has dropped in recent months, the children who have made this long and dangerous crossing without their parents are of […]

USCRI Statement on the Presidential Determination of the Refugee Admissions Ceiling

  For immediate release May 3, 2021 Media contact: Annette Sheckler (571)289-1731 or asheckler@uscrimail.org   Arlington, VA—The U.S. Committee for Refugees and Immigrants (USCRI) is pleased to note that President Biden has raised the  refugee admissions ceiling to 62,500. This ceiling replaces one set by the previous administration at an historic low of 15,000. With […]

USCRI Statement on the Presidential Determination Signed Today for Refugee Admissions Ceiling

The U.S. Committee for Refugees and Immigrants (USCRI) is disheartened by President Biden’s decision not to lift former President Trump’s refugee resettlement cap of 15,000 for fiscal year 2021 in the Presidential Determination signed today. Under the previous administration, refugee admissions to the U.S. fell to this historic low of 15,000. In February of this […]

Unaccompanied Children’s Arrivals are a Humanitarian Challenge – But a Solvable One

For much of 2020, U.S. authorities turned away all asylum seekers at the U.S. southern border, including both families arriving together and unaccompanied children. The prior Administration attempted to justify the restrictions by a novel invocation of Title 42 of the United States Code, which grants a weak form of quarantine power to the Centers […]