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USCRI Statement on the End of the so-called “Migrant Protection Protocols”

Today, the Supreme Court held in Biden v. Texas that the Government’s rescission of the Migrant Protection Protocols (MPP) – a policy begun by the Trump administration that requires asylum seekers at the southern border to stay in Mexico while awaiting a hearing in U.S. immigration court – did not violate current immigration law. In […]

USCRI Policy – Myanmar | Putting a Light to the Overshadowed Crisis

Myanmar has the world’s longest running civil war, with decades of violence mostly isolated to border regions. Myanmar’s military, the Tatmadaw, has a long track record of committing human rights atrocities, escalating humanitarian crises, and using widespread and systematic force in an effort to control the country. Since the coup in February 2021, conflict has […]

Factsheet: Implementation of the New Asylum Processing Rule

On August 20, 2021, the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) and the Department of Justice (DOJ) published a notice of proposed rulemaking (NPRM) amending the procedures and processes of protection claims and parole for individuals subject to expedited removal. Then, responding to and incorporating changes from comments received in response to the NPRM, DHS and […]

Summit of the Americas: U.S. Commitments Fall Flat Amid Continuation of Title 42

With the conclusion of the Ninth Summit of the Americas, the Biden administration issued the Los Angeles Declaration on Migration and Protection. This declaration includes commitments to protect and respect the safety, dignity, human rights, and fundamental freedoms of all migrants, refugees, asylum seekers, and stateless persons, regardless of migratory status. These commitments center around […]

USCRI Policy – Addressing Forced Displacement in the Central African Republic (CAR)

On April 28th, the Governments of the Central African Republic (CAR), Cameroon, the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC), the Republic of the Congo, Chad, Sudan, and South Sudan, resolved to deliver durable solutions for the 1.4 million Central Africans forcibly displaced by decades of conflict. In partnership with United Nations Refugee agency (UNHCR), the alliance […]

USCRI Policy Brief – Domestic and International Intermediary Sites in Operation Allies Welcome Phase I and II: National Conference Center, Safe Havens, and Lily-Pads

The National Conference Center in Leesburg, VA has the essence of a college campus. In between the three primary buildings, weaving sidewalks converge into multiple open spaces where people can gather to eat, sit, socialize, play frisbee, or watch the squirrels run amuck. While typically used as a corporate convention and training space, the National […]

Mitigating Mental Health Impacts of Climate-Related Migration

As the changing climate continues to become an omnipresent element of life on earth, root causes of human migration will increasingly be attributable to climate-related disaster, climate-related land inhabitability, or climate-related conflict. This inevitability is accompanied by mental health consequences for affected individuals as a result of both forced migration and climate change. Forced migration […]

USCRI Joins 119 Organizations to Request Extending TPS for Somali Nationals in the U.S.

Somalia’s TPS designation is set to expire September 17, 2021, but Somalia is still experiencing armed conflict and extraordinary conditions that make safe return impossible. New and escalating government corruption and natural disasters qualify Somalia for redesignation as well. Both extension and redesignation are vital to safeguard the lives of both current TPS holders and […]

USCRI Backgrounder: Yemen

The situation in Yemen (“Yemen Crisis”) is currently the largest humanitarian crisis in the world, impacting more than 24 million people, nearly half of them children. 1 Starting as a failed political transition, the armed conflict escalated in 2015 and has steadily grown worse, causing widespread displacement, spread of disease, famine, poverty, and death. 2 […]