• A Call for the U.S. to Resettle More Syrians as Part of Multifaith Effort

    Oct 29, 2014

    Melanie Nezer - Vice President, Policy & Advocacy

    Our elected officials have been on Capitol Hill for only a handful of days since August and there has been no legislation to help alleviate the largest refugee crisis of this era.
  • Response to ISIS Genocide Must Include Safe Haven

    Oct 28, 2014

    Mark Hetfield - President & CEO

    Religious minorities, including Yazidis and Christians, fleeing the genocidal campaign of ISIS are entitled to safe haven, which requires a massive response from the United States and the international community.



  • Statement to U.S. Senate Appropriations Committee on Unaccompanied Children

    Jul 10, 2014

    Mark Hetfield - President & CEO

    HIAS 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.
  • Statement to U.S. House Judiciary Committee - Hearing on Unaccompanied Children

    Jun 25, 2014

    Mark Hetfield - President & CEO

    An 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.

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