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November 16: International Day for Tolerance

By: Rosalind Ghafar Rogers, PhD, LMHC, Clinical Behavioral Health Subject Matter Expert with USCRI’s Refugee Health Services in Arlington, VA   Societies are more diverse than ever, but intolerance is growing around the globe. Our world is currently steeped in conflict, oppression, violence, and war, all of which inflict incalculable suffering on innocent people. Sectarian […]

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, […]

Refugee Program Must Strengthen Protections for Climate-Displaced Persons, USCRI and Others Urge

The U.S. Committee for Refugees and Immigrants (USCRI) is joining other refugee resettlement and policy organizations to call for stronger protection pathways for climate-displaced persons, including through the U.S. Refugee Admissions Program. In a September 7 letter to President Biden, refugee resettlement and policy leaders urged the use of existing mechanisms to extend protections to […]

USCRI Statement: USCRI and Fellow Advocates Call for Ukraine TPS Redesignation

Today, the U.S. Committee for Refugees and Immigrants (USCRI) and five leading organizations called on the Biden administration to immediately extend and redesignate Temporary Protected Status (TPS) for Ukraine for 18-months. Temporary Protected Status extends work authorization and protection from removal for nationals of designated countries experiencing conflict, an environmental disaster, or other extraordinary and […]

What Gives You Hope Away From Home? – Mohammad Razi Ahmadi

The Darkest Day 15 August of 2021 marked the darkest day in the past 20-year history of my life. My country had fallen to the hand of the Taliban – a group whose leaders were on the blacklist of the United Nations. They had control over the whole nations who somehow practiced the democratic process […]

World Refugee Day Virtual Panel : New Beginnings

For World Refugee Day, the U.S. Committee for Refugees and Immigrants (USCRI) hosted the virtual panel New Beginnings, where former refugees had the opportunity to share how their personal stories led them to work for other refugees today. Moderated by USCRI Policy Analyst Aaron Escajeda, the panel features USCRI North Carolina Field Office Director Omer […]

Celebrating Jason Lin during Asian American and Pacific Islander Heritage Month

We are excited to celebrate Asian Pacific American Heritage Month in May, which was chosen to commemorate the immigration of the first Japanese to the United States on May 7, 1843, and to mark the anniversary of the completion of the transcontinental railroad on May 10, 1869, given that the majority of the workers who […]

USCRI Welcomes Announcement That the U.S. Will Accept 100,000 Ukrainian Refugees

USCRI welcomes the U.S. government announcement that the country will be accepting up to 100,000 Ukrainian refugees. The United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR) estimates that 3.6 million Ukrainian refugees have already fled the country following the Russian invasion. Over 2.1 million refugees are in Poland. UNICEF, the United Nations children’s agency, has reported […]

USCRI Advocates for Independent United Nations Inquiry on Missing Tigray Refugees

The U.S. Committee for Refugees and Immigrants (USCRI) is an international non-governmental organization that has advocated for the human rights of refugees and immigrants for 110 years.  USCRI is gravely concerned about the 20,000 refugees from the refugee camps in the Tigray region of Ethiopia who are missing.  There is strong evidence that some of […]