US Committee for Refugees and Immigrants
Hosts: Said & Dari
Aired: Wed 2.10.10 - 10:00-11:00 PM
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Lavinia Limón is the President and Chief Executive Officer of the U.S. Committee for Refugees and Immigrants. USCRI is a non-sectarian organization that has served refugees and immigrants since 1911. Its 50 community-based partner agencies country-wide provide refugee resettlement, immigration counseling, and other services to newcomers. USCRI’s mission is to serve and defend the rights of refugees, immigrants, and displaced persons worldwide.
Prior to coming to USCRI in August of 2001, Ms. Limón served as the Director of the Office of Refugee Resettlement, Department of Health and Human Services during the Clinton Administration. And she served simultaneously as the Director of the Office of Family Assistance for four years helping to devise policies and strategies for implementing national welfare reform.
She also worked in various capacities in overseas refugee camps located in Thailand, Singapore, Indonesia, Costa Rica and Saudi Arabia.