USCRI Provides Half a Million Sanitary Pads to Kenyan Refugee Camps

ARLINGTON, VA – This week, U.S. Committee for Refugees and Immigrants (USCRI) staff delivered over half a million sanitary pads to women and girls in Dadaab and Kakuma refugee camps in Kenya. Tens of thousands of women and girls in the Dadaab and Kakuma refugee camps live with little to no access to menstrual hygiene […]

Reflections on the Global Refugee Forum and the Road Ahead in 2024

The Global Refugee Forum drew to a close last month in Geneva, Switzerland. But the work toward fulfilling its lofty aspirations must only be beginning. At the GRF, the world’s largest gathering on refugee and displacement policy, more than $2.2 billion in financial commitments were pledged to support refugees and refugee-hosting communities around the world. […]

STARS Program Offers Lifeline for Foreign National Trafficking Survivors in Detroit Area

USCRI is proud to announce the formation of the Surviving Trauma and Reaching Success (STARS) program to support foreign national survivors of sex and labor trafficking in the Detroit, Michigan region. STARS will conduct outreach, provide case management assistance, and offer free immigration legal services. Human trafficking operates in secrecy as refugees and immigrants are […]

USCRI Condemns the UK Bill to Revive Plans to Send Asylum Seekers to Rwanda

The emergency bill introduced by British Prime Minister Rishi Sunak would have the UK shirking its international responsibility to provide safe haven to people seeking asylum. The bill revives a plan to send asylum seekers arriving in the United Kingdom (UK) to Rwanda for probable processing. Last month, the Supreme Court of the United Kingdom […]

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 […]

“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 […]

Refugee Program Rebuild Must Continue, USCRI Urges After Biden Sets Admissions Ceiling

On September 29, President Biden set the refugee admissions ceiling at 125,000 for the coming fiscal year. Forced displacement from war, persecution, and violence continues to trend upward across the world. Millions of Afghans, Ukrainians, and Venezuelans remain displaced from instability in their home countries. The crisis in Sudan and other sources of fragility, conflict, […]