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Statements & Press Releases

  • HIAS Statement to U.S. Senate Judiciary Subcommittee

    HIAS submitted the following statement to the U.S. Senate Committee on the Judiciary, Subcommittee on Border Security and Immigration, for today's hearing “At the Breaking Point: The Humanitarian and Security Crisis at our Southern Border.”

  • HIAS Statement on Asylum Changes

    SILVER SPRING, Md. -- Last night, President Trump issued a memorandum that would make it more difficult for individuals to exercise their fundamental right to seek asylum, and place new restrictions on those who do.

  • HIAS Statement on Synagogue Shooting in San Diego

    There are no words to express how saddened and outraged we are by the brutal act of violence in San Diego today during the celebration of the end of Passover, a holiday of liberation and freedom.

  • HIAS Organizes Jewish Groups to Support NO BAN Act

    Silver Spring, Md.–HIAS organized a Jewish letter of support for the NO BAN Act,

  • HIAS Statement on Dream Act and Secure Act

    SILVER SPRING, Md. -- This week, the bipartisan Dream Act of 2019, co-sponsored by Senators Lindsey Graham and Dick Durbin, and the Secure Act of 2019, co-sponsored by Senators Chris Van Hollen and Benjamin Cardin, were introduced in the Senate.

  • HIAS, UNHCR Statement on Fraud in Aruba

    The United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR) and HIAS Aruba are not aware of and are not affiliated with the group “Movimiento Todos Por Venezuela”.

  • Statement on New Zealand Shooting

    Silver Spring, Md.--HIAS is deeply saddened by the mass shootings in two New Zealand mosques, and stands in solidarity with the Christchurch community and with the Muslim community around the world.

  • National Emergency Declaration Vote Statement

    SILVER SPRING, Md. -- Today the Senate voted 59 to 41 to terminate President Trump’s national emergency declaration.

  • Statement on Representative Ilhan Omar's Remarks

    HIAS was disappointed by Representative Ilhan Omar’s (D-Minn.) use of an anti-Semitic trope connecting U.S. lawmakers’ defense of Israel and money. She reached out to HIAS and other Jewish groups to apologize and we accepted that apology.

  • HIAS Statement on President's National Emergency Declaration

    SILVER SPRING, MD -- Today, President Trump signed a bill to fund the U.S.