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LISTEN: The State of Refugee Resettlement in the U.S.

Oct 08, 2019

Blog Post

Listen as HIAS Senior Vice President for Public Affairs Melanie Nezer, Vice President of Policy and Advocacy Naomi Steinberg, Vice President for Community Engagement Merrill Zack, and Grassroots Campaigns Director Rebecca Kirzner discuss the Trump administration’s plans to drastically cut refugee admissions for 2020 to 18,000 refugees, the lowest in the 40-year history of the refugee program. In addition, the president issued an Executive Order granting states and municipalities unprecedented power to veto refugee resettlement in their communities. Learn from HIAS’ Advocacy team about the details of these policies and what they could mean for the refugee resettlement program and refugees around the world, and learn from HIAS’ Community Engagement team how you can take action to fight back.