On the 10th Anniversary of the Iraq War, Protect Afghan and Iraqi Allies in Danger >>
Today, the 10th anniversary of the Iraq war is a reminder of the special commitment Americans have to protect Iraqi and Afghan nationals who have put their lives and the safety of their families at risk while working for and supporting the U.S. Government and Armed Forces. Without Congressional action, the Special Immigrant Visa Programs (SIVs)—which provide refuge to these brave Iraqi and Afghan nationals—willexpire soon. A nonpartisan group of 19 U.S. Representatives have sent a letter to the President expressing their support for extension. Tell Your Member of Congress to Extend Special Immigrant Visa Programs>>
Protect Victims of Human Trafficking >>
In 2000, the Trafficking Victims Protection Act (TVPA) became federal law and authorized the government to strengthen efforts to prosecute traffickers, allowed for increased prevention measures, and the provision of adequate support for the victims. TVPA expired in September 2011. Senator Leahy (D-VT) has introduced amendment number 21 to the Violence Against Women Act (VAWA) that includes a reauthorization of these vital protections. Urge your Senators to vote "yes" on this amendment >>
Read USCRI's Policy Recommendations as the Goverment Moves Forward on Immigration Reform >>
USCRI welcomes the positive step taken by a bipartisan group of senators on comprehensive immigration reform on Monday. It is critical that any immigration reform legislation include adequate protection and treatment of immigrant children who arrive without their parents or guardians.
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Protect Refugee Funding for fiscal year 2013 >>
The House of Representatives is proposing to drastically cut funding for the Office of Refugee Resettlement (ORR) for fiscal year 2013. The proposed cuts will have an unprecedented negative impact on thousands of refugees we help to resettle in the United States. The Appropriations Subcommittee on Labor, Health and Human Services (LHHS) is proposing a funding level of $658 million for ORR for fiscal year 2013, that’s $112 million less than the current fiscal year and $147 million less than the funding requested in the President’s budget. The proposed cuts will significantly reduce services and programs that assist refugees, asylees and other vulnerable populations.
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Fight the Good Fight for Just $4 >>
Right now, in state capitals all across America, a fight is brewing – and refugees are the target. Some governors, state legislators, and mayors – attempting to cover up their own failures of leadership – are making refugees the scapegoats. Instead of finding real solutions to their states’ social and economic woes, these lawmakers are blaming refugees. Doors are slamming and refugee families are being kept apart by the increasing incidence of anti-refugee legislation and rhetoric. It’s easy to blame refugees. It’s convenient. But it’s not right. That’s why USCRI is fighting the good fight against anti-refugee sentiment and legislation and we hope you will, too.
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