Divided by borders. United on purpose.

Here and abroad, we harness the power of the human spirit for positive change. We speak loudly and clearly when the world’s moral compass is unbalanced, by shining a light on humanitarian injustices and offering concrete solutions to migration matters.

Current work

Central America

Since 2014 the U.S. has seen an exponential increase of Central Americans arriving at its borders seeking refuge. Thousands are fleeing violence and the inability of their governments to protect them. USCRI is working hard to advocate for U.S. policies that are humane and protect Central Americans. Along with our advocacy, USCRI Centro-América opened its doors in San Salvador, El Salvador in 2014 to provide on-the-ground assistance to repatriated children.


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Other Regions 

Our story began in 1911 when we began providing support services to newcomers.  For decades our World Refugee Survey provided a country-by-country analysis on displaced persons. We continue our mission offering insights and solutions for serving the uprooted.


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February 2016

Forgotten Refugees

This report details the findings and recommendations from our December 2015 fact finding mission to Ethiopia.  It specifically addresses the situation of Eritrean refugees.

October 2014

Cartagena +30 Initiative-International Protection and Effective Integration: Recommendations of Civil Society for the Current Dimensions of Asylum and Statelessness in Latin America and the Caribbean

This report is the result of extensive research, refugee focus groups and interviews NGOs in the region working with refugees. It provides an examination of best practices and ongoing protection concerns in 14 countries in the region.

December 2013

A Profile of the Modern Salvadoran Migrant

In an international partnership with the Universidad Tecnolólogica de El Salvador (UTEC), the U.S. Committee for Refugees and Immigrants (USCRI) provides information as to the migration pattern of Salvadorans. The report explores and analyzes the root causes of migration among Salvadoran adults and children.

January 2013

Refugee Status Determination in Latin America: Regional Challenges and Opportunities. The national systems in Brazil, Colombia, Costa Rica, Ecuador and Mexico.

This report is a joint effort with the support of four NGOs in the region and provides a review of national frameworks centering attention on due process, access to information, appeals mechanisms and abbreviated RSD Procedures.

On the ground

Our international network of humanitarian organizations extends our reach. We keep a watchful eye on the world – investigating issues and forging partnerships to explore solutions.

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