USCRI Webinar: Examining Continued Protection Concerns for Rohingya Refugees

August 25 marks the anniversary of the genocidal attacks perpetuated by Myanmar’s military junta in 2017, which forced nearly 700,000 Rohingya to flee to neighboring Bangladesh. Six years later, Rohingya continue to face protection and security concerns. On August 23, 2023, USCRI hosted a webinar “Examining Continued Protection Concerns for Rohingya Refugees” to discuss these […]

USCRI Statement on Refugee Admissions Ceiling for Fiscal Year 2023

On September 27, 2022, President Biden set the refugee admissions ceiling at 125,000 for the coming fiscal year. The U.S. Committee for Refugees and Immigrants (USCRI) welcomes the administration’s pledges to rebuild and strengthen the U.S. Refugee Admissions Program (USRAP) by expanding capacity and modernizing and streamlining its operations. The Biden administration must work with […]

USCRI Applauds Introduction of Afghan Adjustment Act in Congress

The U.S. Committee for Refugees and Immigrants (USCRI) applauds the introduction of an Afghan Adjustment Act in both houses of the 117th Congress. This piece of legislation will provide resettled Afghans with a pathway to lawful permanent resident status. Since the fall of the Afghan government in Kabul one year ago, Afghans relocated to the […]

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 Statement on Uniting for Ukraine Program

USCRI is heartened by the Biden Administration’s willingness to provide safety to some of the nearly 6.5 million Ukrainians and other third-country nationals displaced by the Russian invasion and the swift action it has taken to do so. The Biden Administration released news of a parole program, Uniting for Ukraine, where Ukrainians with familial, community […]

USCRI Applauds New USCIS Mission Statement

The U.S. Citizenship and Immigration services provider recently announced the agency’s new mission statement, which reads “USCIS upholds America’s promise as a nation of welcome and possibility with fairness, integrity, and respect for all we serve.” USCRI applauds USCIS and thanks the Administration for following through in its commitment to ensure the dignity of all […]

USCRI Calls for Coordinated and Expedited International Action on Eritrean Refugees

According to UNHCR, three Eritrean refugees were killed in an airstrike that hit the Mai Aini refugee camp in the northern Ethiopian region of Tigray. “We are dismayed by the seemingly deliberate targeting of refugees in this attack,” says USCRI President and CEO Eskinder Negash. “This affirms a call our organization has long been making […]