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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 […]

World Refugee Day 2022: 100 million Reasons to Act Now

Our Asks In honor of World Refugee Day, we solemnly recognize the record breaking 100 million plus forcibly displaced people around the world today. We urge Congress to do their part in building humanitarian protection for refugees by taking the following steps: Support a Presidential Determination of at least 125,000 new refugees to the United […]

USCRI Calls for Clear Path to Citizenship on DACA 10-year Anniversary

Ten years ago, President Barack Obama established the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) program, which gave certain individuals who came to the United States as children work authorization and protection from deportation. This momentous occasion uplifted immigrant youth hope and allowed them to contribute to their community and live the American Dream without fear […]

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 […]

USCRI Condemns U.K. Government Plan to Offshore Asylum Seekers

The U.S. Committee for Refugees and Immigrants (USCRI) strongly condemns the plan by the United Kingdom’s government to relocate asylum seekers from the U.K. to Rwanda. The government recently announced that the first deportation flight carrying asylum seekers to Rwanda is set for June 14, 2022. While this may be blocked by legal challenges, the […]

Fact Sheet – Documentation and Benefit Eligibility for Ukrainians

Since the start of the Russian invasion of Ukraine, the number of Ukrainians seeking safety in the United States has rapidly risen. This fact sheet outlines the three main legal pathways and their corresponding benefit eligibility, that Ukrainians are utilizing in the United States. These include 1) Temporary Protected Status (TPS); 2) Humanitarian Parole and […]