Sep 15, 2014I feel like I have woken up to a reality I did not fully see or hear before. I don’t think one has to work for a refugee organization, however, to wake up to the seriousness of this issue.
Sep 14, 2014HIAS is proud to announce that a client, a converted Christian from Tajikistan who was jailed and tortured for bringing bibles into the country, has been granted asylum in the U.S.
Jul 10, 2014HIAS supports President Obama’s $3.7 billion Emergency Supplemental Appropriations Request for Fiscal Year 2014 (FY14). The $1.83 billion increase for the Office of Refugee Resettlement (ORR) must be approved if we are to provide migrant children with appropriate care and ensure that the U.S. maintains our country’s commitments and obligations to asylum seekers and refugees.
Jun 25, 2014An estimated 80-90,000 unaccompanied alien children (UACs) are expected to cross the southern border of the U.S. by the end of the current fiscal year and as many as 140,000 may come next year. Their safety and well-being must be at the heart of every policy decision made in response to this humanitarian crisis.
WASHINGTON – In response to today’s White House announcement that President Obama will not seek to fix the broken immigration system prior to the November elections, Melanie Nezer, Vice President for Policy and Advocacy at HIAS, the global Jewish nonprofit that protects refugees, issued the following statement:
In response to recent developments in Iraq and the U.S. government’s ongoing humanitarian efforts, HIAS President and CEO Mark Hetfield issued the following statement: