External Content, Material and Resources

Education Credential Evaluators 

The ECE® Aid program initially launched in August 2016 with the intention of opening the door to education for refugees and asylum seekers.  The scope has expanded to include those with temporary protected status, special immigrant status, and those affected by natural disasters or extreme hardship.



The Welcome Corps is a service opportunity for Americans in communities across the country to make a lasting impact by helping refugees build new lives in the United States. Marking the boldest innovation in the United States’ approach to refugee resettlement in four decades, the initiative builds upon our country’s long tradition of providing refuge to people forced to flee their homes in search of safety and freedom.
Now, refugees seeking resettlement in the United States receive assistance through the U.S. Refugee Admissions Program (USRAP) in one of two ways: through professional resettlement agencies or via Welcome Corps’ sponsor groups.



CMS:  Center for Migration Studies


Catholic Immigrant Integration Initiative 

2020 Catholic Immigrant Integration Initiative (CIII) Conference​​​​​On October 1st and 2nd, the Center for Migration of New York (CMS) and the University of Notre Dame gathered a remarkable group of civic and faith leaders, advocates, and academics for the 2020 Catholic Immigrant Integration Initiative (CIII) Conference. At a moment when immigrants and refugees face multiple crises, speakers shared how they had innovated to continue their successful programs and began new initiatives. They also presented a hopeful and inclusive vision of immigrant integration. View the videos here.


Every Campus a Refuge

ECAR Mission

Mobilize colleges and universities to host refugees on campus grounds and support them in their resettlement.