• 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.

Press Releases

  • HIAS Welcomes Closing of Holot Detention Center

    The Israeli Supreme Court today once again demonstrated that Israel's system of checks and balances uphold human rights and the rule of law.
  • HIAS Frustrated by President Obama’s Delay Addressing Immigration

    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: