Welcoming and protecting refugees is the mission of Refugee Council USA (RCUSA), a coalition of U.S.-based organizations.
RCUSA achieves this by:
Enhancing the capacity, voice and effectiveness of individual member organizations to work on a mutually agreed upon common agenda of protection and welcome.
Advocating in the U.S. and around the world for the protection, welcome, rights and durable solutions for refugees and other populations who are forcibly displaced and at risk.
Building excellence in U.S. refugee resettlement and integration efforts through the collaboration of member agencies.
Senators Urge President to Allow More Syrian Refugees to Resettle in U.S. (May 21, 2015)
U.S. Senators Dick Durbin (D-IL) and Amy Klobuchar (D-MN) led a group of fourteen senators in calling on President Barack Obama to significantly increase the number of Syrian refugees allowed to resettle in the United States. The Syrian conflict has led to the world’s worst ongoing humanitarian crisis and the worst refugee crisis since World War II.