STARS Program Offers Lifeline for Foreign National Trafficking Survivors in Detroit Area

USCRI is proud to announce the formation of the Surviving Trauma and Reaching Success (STARS) program to support foreign national survivors of sex and labor trafficking in the Detroit, Michigan region. STARS will conduct outreach, provide case management assistance, and offer free immigration legal services. Human trafficking operates in secrecy as refugees and immigrants are […]

USCRI Detroit Winter 2023 Update

The team at USCRI Detroit has been busy this winter providing meals and gifts to our newcomer families, attending conferences and community workshops, and entering into a new program aimed to treat combat-related trauma in our Afghan clients. As temperatures in Michigan continue to fall, USCRI Detroit’s commitment to providing essential service to every client we serve stays strong. […]

Overcoming Transportation Challenges

This summer, a USCRI Dearborn client from Afghanistan found himself in jeopardy of losing his job. He could not obtain his own car and public transit was unable to take him all the way. Our field director Tawfik Alazem sprang into action and worked to provide our client with a $250.00 Uber gift card. Mr. […]

Help Us Extend a Warm Welcome to Refugee Families

All of us here at USCRI Detroit would like to extend our gratitude to those who have contacted us asking how they can help refugee families. To make a donation to help us build capacity and expand our services for arriving refugee families, click on the blue Donate to USCRI Detroit button on the main […]

U.S. Committee for Refugees and Immigrants Detroit’s Guides to Community Resources

To help Detroit’s refugee and immigrant families navigate the challenges of the COVID-19 pandemic, USCRI Detroit, in partnership with the Community Foundation for Southeast Michigan, launched a multi-lingual COVID-19 Immigrant Awareness campaign.  Through this campaign, USCRI Detroit held multi-lingual information sessions and produced a community resource guide and relevant infographics in English, Spanish, Arabic, Farsi, […]

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 […]