UUSC advances human rights through grassroots collaboration. In more than a dozen countries throughout the world, UUSC fosters social justice and works toward a world free from oppression. Our innovative approach and measurable impact — in promoting economic justice, bolstering environmental justice, and protecting rights at risk — are grounded in the belief that all people have inherent power, dignity, and rights.

We are outraged

The President’s abhorrent, xenophobic comments are the most recent in a string of not-so-veiled indicators that the white supremacist agenda continues to thrive in the White House and actively seeks to criminalize people on the basis of identity.

UUSC will not allow our government to slowly pull this country back toward the regressive and racist U.S. immigration policies of the pre-civil rights era. Such actions are shrinking the soul of our country, creating an imploding nationalism that further diminishes U.S. standing, strength, and influence on the global stage.

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Focus Areas

Environmental Justice

Increasing temperatures and variable precipitation are intensifying natural disasters, melting glaciers, rising sea levels, intensifying droughts and causing widespread flooding disproportionately impact marginalized populations by multiplying their risks, widening inequalities, and threatening their basic human rights and dignities.

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Economic Justice

Economic justice is essential for securing basic human rights, alleviating poverty, and achieving a more just world. UUSC’s Economic Justice Program partners with grassroots organizations to protect the rights of workers and advocate for fair wages, fair, treatment, and safe work environments.

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Rights at Risk

In extreme situations of natural disaster, armed conflict, genocide, forced migration, and systematic injustice, the Rights at Risk Program strategically addresses the needs of the most vulnerable by providing aid and pursuing structural change.

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Trump Administration Continues Anti-Immigrant Assault with Decision to End TPS for Salvadorans

This move throws life into chaos for thousands who call the United States home. UUSC condemns the decision to end temporary protected status (TPS) for Salvadorans and calls on Congress to pass permanent protections for all long-term TPS holders.


An Interview With Rachel Freed, Vice President And Chief Program Officer

Rachel Freed talks about her past work in human rights, what drew her to UUSC, and her most memorable moments with the organization thus far.


Global Compact for Migration Offers a Strong Signal for the Protection of Human Rights

During a time of rising nationalism and xenophobia around the world, there was great convergence amongst delegates to center the global compact on the protection of the rights of all migrants. Delegations came together in strength and in unity to improve global governance on migration.