Latest U.S. Committee for Refugees and Immigrants Stories

2010-02-03 15:37:00

Letter from Bipartisan Refugee Caucus Co-Chairs follows meetings with Congress and visits to region by LOST's Jeff Fahey, USCRI's Lavinia Limon, and former US Amb. Michael Ussery WASHINGTON, Feb. 3 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Last week, US House of Representatives Refugee Caucus Co-Chairs Reps. Zoe Lofgren (D-CA) and Lincoln Diaz-Balart (R-FL) called on the UN Refugee Agency (UNHCR) to "actively work" to protect Sahrawi refugees in Polisario-controlled camps near Tindouf in southern...

2009-11-10 09:20:00

MU experts say greater understanding of languages and cultures is needed Last year, the United States provided asylum and resettlement assistance for nearly 80,700 people from other countries, an increase from 71,300 individuals in 2007, according to the U.S. Committee for Refugees and Immigrants. University of Missouri health experts say the increase has made issues of immigrant and refugee violence and the need for effective intervention strategies more apparent. Deb Hume, assistant...

2009-10-29 15:55:00

New USCRI report, "Stonewalling on Refugee Rights," documents Sahrawi refugee rights abuse in Algeria WASHINGTON, Oct. 29 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- "Being a refugee shouldn't be a life sentence -- but that's exactly what it's become for millions of refugees who have been confined to camps and denied their freedom, some for 30 years," said LOST cast member & international advocate Jeff Fahey. On Tuesday he went to Capitol Hill with the US Committee for Refugees and Immigrants (USCRI)...

2008-06-25 15:02:34

By Karen Lee Ziner At World Refugee Day, an Iraqi woman says she feels "like a newborn" as she and her family settle in to Providence. PROVIDENCE -- Two years ago, a U.S. jet dropped a bomb into Ghaydaa Ghalum's kitchen in Baghdad. It happened seconds after a neighbor, angered by the U.S. Army's presence in the area, shot at the jet overhead, Ghalum said. "I covered up my children and saw my house fall apart," Ghalum said. "My daughter was shaking all night and my son kept crying and...

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