Oct 29, 2014Our 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.
Oct 28, 2014Religious 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.
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 – Last week the U.S. government announced that it will soon allow Haitian family members of U.S. citizens and lawful permanent residents to join their families in the United States while they wait for their green cards.