Each year on November 20, the international community marks World Children’s Day on which it commemorates the adoption of the...READ FULL STORY
Immigration law is complex. USCRI provides low-cost legal representation to refugees and immigrants to help them navigate the immigration system Our team of attorneys located in 14 field offices across the U.S. represent clients in immigration court to obtain green cards, citizenship, special visas and other critical legal services.
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At USCRI, our policy and advocacy are data driven and evidence based. Our approach is focused on influencing decisions about policies—both domestic and global—that affect the lives of refugees and immigrants both here at home and worldwide. Although our primary audience is decision-makers, we are committed to a broad-based advocacy approach that partners with other civil society organizations and public influencers. Our focus is on five thematic areas: refugee resettlement and warehousing; child migration; environmental migrants; asylum rights; and trafficking in persons. SEE OUR WORK
An unaccompanied migrant child is someone who is: under the age of 18 years old; has no legal status, and; has no parent or legal guardian in the United States or the parent or legal guardian is unavailable to provide physical custody or care. USCRI’s shelter for unaccompanied migrant girls, Rinconcito del Sol, called a “model government-funded shelter,” provides care for unaccompanied minor girls between the ages of 13-17 until we can find their parents and reunite them. Our Post-Release Services provides critical follow-up care to migrant children united with their families or their sponsors to assist them on their adjustment to their new lives.SEE OUR WORK
USCRI has resettled over 350,000 refugees from around the world in communities across the U.S. USCRI provides a package of short-term assistance that helps newly settled individuals and families begin their new lives and become connected to their communities. Volunteers are the mainstay of this support--helping their new neighbors enroll their children in school, get driver's licences, access social services and health care, as well as acculturate themselves to their new communities. It is a shared experience of building bridges and promoting America's aspiration of inclusiveness that has defined us since our founding.SEE OUR WORK
USCRI administers the Trafficking Victim Assistance Program (TVAP) for the US Department of Health and Human Services’ (HHS) Office on Trafficking in Persons (OTIP), contracting with a network of over 200 providers across the U.S. and U.S. territories who provide direct services to survivors of trafficking. USCRI improves the work of direct service providers through training and technical assistance programs including, Project TRUST, a collaborative endeavor led by USCRI, and funded under the Office for Victims of Crime (OVC) within the US Department of Justice.SEE OUR WORK
Our mission is to protect the rights and address the needs of persons in forced or voluntary migration worldwide and support their transition to a dignified life.
Our story began in New York in 1911 when 15 million people, mainly from Europe, immigrated to the U.S. seeking freedom and opportunity.
Today USCRI serves people from around the world who have immigrated to the U.S. seeking those same American values—freedom and opportunity.