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The U.S. Committee for Refugees and Immigrants (USCRI) is a non-profit refugee resettlement, immigrant service, public education and advocacy organization founded in 1911. USCRI serves refugees and immigrants through a network of 48 sites across the United States. The agency is known globally for its public education work, specifically related to refugee rights. The agency is in its 45th year of publishing the World Refugee Survey, the statistical compendium of refugee movements worldwide.
To address the needs and rights of persons in forced or voluntary migration worldwide by advancing fair and humane public policy, facilitating and providing direct professional services, and promoting the full participation of migrants in community life.
USCRI implements comprehensive programs that directly benefit the lives of refugees and immigrants in the United States. The USCRI network of 48 sites across the country provides resettlement, citizenship, legal services, cultural orientation, financial education, English language education, health services, and a variety of other programs to refugees and immigrants in the United States. USCRI’s National Center for Refugee and Immigrant Children assists unaccompanied immigrant children by finding them pro bono legal counsel and helping them access health and social services.
Globally, USCRI advocates on behalf of refugees and seeks to create a world where all refugees have the right to work, the right to move freely and the right to education while in living in exile. This year USCRI launched an initiative in Thailand among local civil society to promote refugee rights within Thai borders. In addition, USCRI conducts focused research and policy analysis and reports on worldwide refugee conditions in the annual statistical compendium, the World Refugee Survey.
USCRI’s work has given numerous individuals and families an opportunity for a new life. In the past 30 years, USCRI has resettled and served over 200,000 refugees throughout the country, the majority of which have become citizens and leaders in their communities. In just one year of operation, the National Center for Refugee and Immigrant Children has provided over pro bono legal assistance to over 350 vulnerable children. USCRI’s campaign for refugee rights has generated a groundswell of support from refugees living in camps, humanitarian aid agencies and luminaries such Thich Nhat Hanh, the Dali Lama and Desmond Tutu.
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A Gift Card
One radio spot
Your gift of $100 will enable USCRI to buy one radio spot in Thailand promoting refugee rights. This is part of a larger media campaign USCRI is undertaking to educate the public about the plight of refugees and migrants in the country. USCRI is working to build a local constituency who will advocate for refugee rights and protection, and also support better policies.
Two hours of research
Your gift of $50 will enable USCRI to spend two hours of research in support of its Anti-Warehousing Campaign. This may include: researching the situation in specific countries, gathering information for the USCRI’ Anti-Warehousing Bulletin or finding additional support for the USCRI’s Statement to End the Warehousing. The Statement has been endorsed by over 400 organizations and prominent individuals such as the Dalai Lama and...
World Refugee Survey
Your support of $250 will help to publish and distribute the World Refugee Survey 2007. Your contribution will help to increase the amount of people this publication can reach.
Protect a Child
Legal aid for a child
A sustaining gift of $90 a month will provide a full intake screening, thorough needs assessment, brief legal advice, health and social service referrals, and a trained pro bono attorney for one child.