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WASHINGTON - Yesterday it was reported that the State Department is considering a proposal to declare human rights groups Amnesty International, Human Rights Watch and Oxfam International antisemitic and not deserving of support or funding by the U.S. and other governments.
SILVER SPRING, Md. — Last night the Trump administration announced it intends to lower the refugee admissions ceiling for FY2021 to 15,000. Last year, the president set the number at 18,000, which was then the lowest number in the history of the U.S.
HIAS' Public Comment Opposing Proposed Rules on Appellate Procedures and Decisional Finality in Immigration Proceedings
The U.S. Department of Justice proposed a rule on Aug. 26 that would strip important due process rights from noncitizens before the immigration court and Board of Immigration Appeals, or BIA.
“As we mourn the passing of Justice Ginsburg we celebrate her life and contributions,” said Melanie Nezer, HIAS Senior Vice President for Public Affairs. “The daughter and granddaughter of immigrants, Justice Ginsburg said her story was a ‘testament to our nation’s promise.’ When speaking to newly naturalized U.S.
SILVER SPRING, Md. — The Trump Administration has, at different times and through different means, banned Muslims, refugees, and asylum seekers from entering the United States over the past three years.
HIAS and the ADL submitted a joint comment in response to proposed asylum regulations that, if implemented, would eviscerate the U.S. asylum system.
SILVER SPRING, Md. — U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services, or USCIS, plays a crucial role in administering refugee admissions, asylum, naturalization of new Americans, and other programs that are central to our identity as a nation of immigrants and refugees.
HIAS welcomes five new members to its national board.
SILVER SPRING, Md. — Today, the Supreme Court ruled that President Trump’s 2017 decision to end the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) program was unlawful.