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After Our Allies Were Welcomed: Chronicling the Afghan Resettlement Response Since 2021

The U.S. Committee for Refugees and Immigrants (USCRI) released its comprehensive report following the two-year anniversary of the Taliban takeover of Afghanistan. The report titled “After Our Allies Were Welcomed: Chronicling the Afghan Resettlement Response Since 2021” analyzes the successes and challenges of Afghan resettlement and integration in the two years since the beginning of […]

Unwanted and Unprotected: Displaced Eritreans Caught by Conflict, Crisis, and Cruelty

Eritrean refugees and asylum seekers continue to be exposed to horrific human rights violations, such as kidnappings and forced disappearances. They cannot safely return to their home country, which features indefinite mandatory military conscription among other forms of repression. They cannot find safety and security in nearby countries, between targeted violence and harassment by security […]

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 […]

Policy Brief: Grave Violations: Children Affected by Armed Conflict in the Democratic Republic of the Congo

In this Policy and Advocacy brief, policy analyst Victoria Walker examines the situation for children affected by armed conflict in the Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC), including forcibly displaced children. The brief details violations perpetrated against children in the affected areas and provides recommendations to better protect them. Click here to read the full Policy & […]

A Glimpse at Camp Life in Cox’s Bazar: Examining Aid Response and Distilling Solutions

Seizing the attention and sympathy of the international community in 2017, Rohingya refugees, forced by genocidal military operations to leave their homeland, are one of the world’s largest stateless populations. About one million Rohingya refugees now live in a number of camps in in Cox’s Bazar District, Bangladesh, where their living conditions are in flux […]

Policy Brief: Waiting for Work Authorization: Survivors of Human Trafficking

While human trafficking spans all demographics, certain factors can place individuals at a higher risk of labor trafficking. Some of these risk factors include recent migration/ relocation history, immigration status, employment in a marginalized or unregulated workforce, having been previously affected by abuse or violence, and poverty. The International Labor Organization (ILO) estimates that 24.9 […]

Policy Brief: U.S. Policy and COFA Citizens: Migration from Climate-Vulnerable Countries

This paper is part of USCRI’s ongoing policy and advocacy work highlighting strengths and weaknesses in existing U.S. and international policy toward migration from climate-affected countries and possible policies or models to pursue in response. Through a series of bilateral treaties called the Compacts of Free Association, citizens of the Marshall Islands, Micronesia, and Palau […]