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ARLINGTON, VA –The President’s Report to Congress on the Proposed Refugee Ceiling for FY 2021 calling for a maximum of 15,000 refugees to enter the U.S. is a serious and consequential action that significantly weakens the longstanding global humanitarian leadership role of the United States. The report, required to be submitted to Congress preceding the […]

Diann Dawson’s more than 38 years of distinguished public service as a senior executive combined with her leadership in the private sector adds immeasurable value to the work of USCRI’s Board of Directors. Ms. Dawson is currently President and CEO of DDA & Associates, a human services consulting firm. She is a national and global […]

Today USCRI serves people from around the world who have immigrated to the U.S. seeking those same American values—freedom and opportunity.

ARLINGTON, VA – Using the COVID-19 pandemic as a rationale for further eroding legal immigration to the U.S., the Administration has halted issuing green cards to applicants outside of the country until the end of the year. The ban also includes many temporary work visas, including H-1B visas, used by the technology sector, and H-2B […]

Message from USCRI President and CEO Eskinder Negash This year’s celebration of World Refugee Day on June 20th takes place during a global health pandemic and civil unrest in many parts of the world, including the U.S. Yet, we cannot turn our attention away from the over 70 million displaced people worldwide–26 million of whom are […]

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Arlington, Va—The U.S. Committee for Refugees and Immigrants (USCRI) expresses its grave concern about the decision made by Acting Secretary of Homeland Security (DHS) Chad F. Wolf to defy the Supreme Court’s recent ruling on the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA). This ruling ordered the Administration to fully restore DACA, allowing some 700,000 immigrants […]

To be completely honest this is a foundation that I highly value because of the support that I have been able to receive. Working with the case manager has been a true blessing, I am able to speak about my fears, and my wishes of wanting to improve my life.

By Eskinder Negash Chag Pesach Sameach. For all faiths, holidays are a constant reminder of our past history and traditions. This Passover season is another reminder of the spiritual link of the Jewish people to the universal refugee migration experience. The rituals of the Passover seder are replete with the symbols of persecution, flight and […]

Act Use your voice to call your Congressional representative, sign a petition or join one of our campaigns to advocate on behalf of refugees and immigrants worldwide. Advocate Your voice matters. Join USCRI by contacting your Congressional representative, signing a petition or using social media to make your voice heard. Find Your Representative Volunteer There […]

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