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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 advocate for children and family strengthening initiatives and serves as a director on several non-profit boards.

Prior to her retirement as a senior execu…

The U.S. Committee for Refugees and Immigrants (USCRI) applauds President Biden’s issuance of the Presidential Determination that sets a goal to welcome 125,000 refugees in the coming fiscal year. This number represents a drastic increase in admissions from recent years, and the highest admissions goal set since 1993. USCRI commends President Biden for working to rebuild the U.S. Refugee Admissions Program (USRAP) and open our country’s doors to more of the world’s most vulnerable people.

The U.S. Committee for Refugees and Immigrants (USCRI) is dismayed with the Senate Parliamentarian’s decision yesterday that a path to citizenship for undocumented immigrants, TPS holders, and DREAMers should not be included in the reconciliation bill. The Parliamentarian, who is the non-partisan arbiter of Senate rules, found that the impact of the proposed policy change would drastically outweigh the budgetary impact of the proposal, and would thus be inappropriate for inclusion in the bud…


RECOMMENDATIONS: Ensuring Unaccompanied Children’s Well-Being After Release

ORR should:

1. Reinforce Post-Release Services by Extending Eligibility, Expanding Services Offered, and Aligning PRS Deliver…

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