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U.S. Committee for Refugees and Immigrants 2021 Welcoming Iowa Benefit

USCRI Des Moines hosted its third annual Welcoming Iowa benefit Thursday, October 14th, 2021, at the Foundry Distilling Company in Historic Valley Junction. As the largest refugee resettlement agency in Iowa, USCRI Des Moines expects to welcome 340 refugees and 125 Afghan evacuees over the coming year, helping new Iowans establish homes and livelihoods as […]

More Ways to Give

There are many ways to give to USCRI Des Moines. Learn more below! Gifts of Grain A gift of grain is simple to give and comes with significant tax savings. USCRI is partnering with the Community Foundation of Greater Des Moines to help supporters take advantage of this unique charitable giving opportunity. Download the donation […]

World Health Day Spotlight- Leslie Olson

On World Health Day, we celebrate the work of healthcare workers around the world including our colleagues here at USCRI who work tirelessly to ensure our clients are able to easily navigate the country’s health systems and have access to tools and resources as needed. Meet Leslie Olson, licensed social worker and refugee wellness case […]

NorthPoint Church Co-Sponsors Family Resettled by USCRI Des Moines

For Johnston-based NorthPoint Church, hospitality and welcoming the stranger are core values. The church co-sponsored its second family this month – mom, dad and five children from the Democratic Republic of the Congo. The scene at the airport was jubilant, as they reunited with two adult children previously resettled by USCRI Des Moines. Says NorthPoint […]

USCRI Statement on the Inauguration of President Joseph Biden

by Eskinder Negash The solemn pageantry of America’s presidential inaugurations celebrates our long history of democratic transitions following elections. Despite the events of January 6th, the will of the people through a free and fair election has been honored, and we will once again witness the peaceful transfer of power. Democracy is not an easy […]

Celebrating a First Thanksgiving

This Thanksgiving has been a challenging time for many Americans. The staggering loss of human life due to the COVID-19 pandemic and the damage inflicted to our economy—all occurring within an especially divisive election year—have made this year’s collective expression of giving thanks all the more important. USCRI expressed its gratitude to the people we […]

USCRI Board Member Linda Thomas-Greenfield Appointed As Our Next U.S. Ambassador to the U.N.

USCRI would like to extend its heartfelt congratulations to our board member, Ambassador Linda Thomas-Greenfield, on her appointment to become the next United States Ambassador to the United Nations by President-Elect Joe Biden. USCRI has been honored to have Ambassador Thomas-Greenfield serve on our Board following her long and distinguished career in public service. Her […]

USCRI Expands Work to Mexico in Partnership with Habesha Project

  ARLINGTON, VA—Today, the U.S. Committee for Refugees and Immigrants announced its new office that brings critical legal assistance to migrants in the San Diego-Tijuana region. USCRI staff will work on both sides of the US-Mexico border, in partnership with Mexico’s Habesha Project. USCRI’s office will focus on legal aid to help migrants in claims […]