• L.A. Synagogues Going the Distance for Refugees in SoCal

    Aug 24, 2016

    A recent story in Jewish Journal highlighted the efforts of Temple Beth Am in LA to help recently resettled refugees in Southern California. Beth Am, who have joined the HIAS Welcome Campaign, partnered with Modern Orthodox B’nai David-Judea Congregation to collect needed items for newly arrived refugees.
  • Fire Strikes Refugee Housing in Buffalo: How You Can Help

    Aug 12, 2016

    On the night of July 21, 2016, a house in Buffalo, New York caught fire. Next door: the apartments of 14 newly arrived refugees from around the globe.



Press Releases

  • HIAS Calls on DHS to End its Use of Privately Operated Prisons

    Today the Department of Justice announced a plan to end its use of private prisons because they are less safe and less effective than government run prison facilities. HIAS urges the Department of Homeland Security to immediately follow DOJ’s lead.

  • HIAS Statement on “Political Tests” for Refugees and Immigrants

    “Not that long ago, Jews who resettled to the United States hoping simply to build a life in freedom and safety with their families were met with suspicion and mistrust. So for the American Jewish community, the thought of barring a refugee family because of their religion or home country is simply unpalatable,” said Melanie Nezer, vice president for policy and advocacy at HIAS.