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26 Sep 2018 description

The U.S. Committee for Refugees and Immigrants has co-led a letter with The America Team for Displaced Eritreans to bring an urgent response to the needs of vulnerable individuals and families in Libya. This appeal was delivered to His Excellency António Guterres, Secretary General of the United Nations on Friday with copies to:

26 Jul 2018 description

In recent weeks, the issue of family separation has come to the foreground of political discussions. This comes after the Administration’s decision to separate families seeking asylum at the border has sparked significant controversy. Numerous families are being torn apart, leading to an increased number of unaccompanied minors. The Administration responded to criticism by stating that the extraordinary measures being taken are simply in response to the surge in number of people attempting to illegally cross the border.

13 Jul 2018 description

In June, USCRI staff were able to meet some of the masterminds behind the stunning documentary, Sauti: Gayle Nosal (Executive Producer and Director) and Favourite, whose story is told in the film. The film, called “Voice” in Swahili (“Sauti”) because the main characters tell their stories in their own voices, is unique in its depiction of the decades-long protracted refugee situation largely overlooked by much of the world as other global refugee situations continue to emerge.

Here is Gayle’s story on how Sauti came to be:

22 Jun 2018 description

MEDIA CONTACT:
Stacie Blake
sblake@uscridc.org; 703.310.1166

ARLINGTON, VA -The U.S. Committee for Refugees and Immigrants (USCRI) reiterates our opposition to family separation and detention considering the Executive Order signed yesterday.

08 Jun 2018 description

June 8, 2018

Dear Members of the U.S. Senate and House of Representatives:

The U.S. Committee for Refugees and Immigrants (USCRI) has been building a strong America since 1911. This has meant helping newcomers to learn language, job skills and prepare for citizenship through a Network of agencies across the nation. Since 1980, the USCRI network has resettled over 300,000 refugees from South East Asia, Africa, Middle East, and the former Soviet Union countries.

27 Apr 2018 description

MEDIA CONTACT:
Stacie Blake
sblake@uscridc.org; 703.310.1166

ARLINGTON, VA – The U.S. Committee for Refugees and Immigrants (USCRI) strongly opposes today’s announcement by Secretary of Homeland Security Kirstjen Nielsen to terminate the humanitarian program of Temporary Protected Status (TPS) for approximately 9,000 legally present Nepalis.

22 Feb 2018 description

More than one year after the new Administration, the full effects of new refugee and immigration policies are beginning to be felt.

22 Feb 2018 description

The number of refugee arrivals to the United States has been cut by nearly 60% since the Administration’s new limitations on entry went into effect. And while the effect this has on refugee arrivals is apparent, it also means that the Administration no longer requires as extensive a network of resettlement offices throughout the country.

25 Jan 2018 description

Washington, D.C. – Today, the leaders of 21 leading organizations involved in international humanitarian response sent a letter to the Trump Administration objecting “in the strongest terms” to the U.S. decision to withhold $65 million in planned U.S. contributions to the United Nations Relief and Works Agency for Palestine Refugees in the Near East (UNRWA).

08 Jan 2018 description

ARLINGTON, VA – The U.S. Committee for Refugees and Immigrants (USCRI) strongly opposes today’s announcement by Secretary of Homeland Security Kirstjen Nielsen to terminate the humanitarian program of Temporary Protected Status (TPS) for approximately 200,000 Salvadorans.

21 Nov 2017 description

STATEMENT – USCRI Denounces Decision to End Humanitarian Program for Haitians

MEDIA CONTACT:
Stacie Blake
sblake@uscridc.org
703.310.1166

08 Nov 2017 description

STATEMENT – USCRI Opposes Decision to End Humanitarian Program for Nicaraguans, Leaving Thousands of Families Under Threat of Separation

ARLINGTON, VA –

The U.S. Committee for Refugees and Immigrants (USCRI) strongly opposes the decision by the White House to terminate Temporary Protected Status (TPS) for Nicaraguans. We also urge the Administration to extend TPS for approximately 300,000 Hondurans and Salvadorans and keep the families together with their American citizen children.

20 Feb 2016 description

USCRI is proud to announce that on February 10, 2016 it signed a second memorandum of understanding (MOU) with the Guatemalan Ministry of External Relations and on January 20, 2016 with the Honduran Ministry of External Relations and International Cooperation.

21 Jan 2016 description
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More than 120 humanitarian organizations and United Nations agencies issued a joint appeal today urging the world to raise their voices and call for an end to the Syria crisis and to the suffering endured by millions of civilians. The appeal also outlines a series of immediate, practical steps that can improve humanitarian access and the delivery of aid to those in need inside Syria.

22 Sep 2015 description

WASHINGTON – The U.S. Committee for Refugees and Immigrants (USCRI) recognizes the good first step announced by the Obama Administration to increase annual refugee resettlement numbers over the next two years. On Sunday, Secretary of State John Kerry committed to raising the numbers of refugees the U.S. will resettle from 70,000 this past year to 85,000 in fiscal year 2016 and 100,000 in 2017.

02 Oct 2014 description

Contact: Stacie Blake
727.215.8318
sblake@uscridc.org

Washington, DC
San Salvador, El Salvador

US Committee for Refugees and Immigrants Expands Legal Services for Unaccompanied Children