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Statements & Press Releases

  • Statement on FY20 Refugee Admissions

    SILVER SPRING, Md.— On November 1, President Trump made official the refugee resettlement ceiling of 18,000 for Fiscal Ye

  • Statement on Pittsburgh Attack, One Year Later

    HIAS mourns the 11 people murdered one year ago on October 27 while praying in the Pittsburgh Tree of Life synagogue in the deadliest attack on the Jewish community in the history of the United States.

  • HIAS Condemns Attack in Germany

    SILVER SPRING, Md. – HIAS condemns the attempted attack on a German synagogue yesterday and offers condolences to the families of two persons killed in related shootings.

  • Statement on Executive Order Allowing States to Ban Refugees

    Silver Spring, Md.--Yesterday President Trump signed an executive order that, for the first time, gives states an

  • HIAS Opens Five New International Offices

    HIAS is opening new offices in Mexico, Peru, Colombia, and Aruba, countries experiencing an unprecedented influx of refugees and asylum seekers. Also, a new HIAS office in Belgium will engage the European Jewish community and develop ties to EU institutions. With this expansion, the organization’s network now reaches 15 countries across the United States, Mexico, Europe, Africa, the Middle East, Central and South America and the Caribbean.

  • HIAS Statement on Proposed FY20 Refugee Admissions of 18,000

    Silver Spring, Md.–Today the Trump administration announced it intends to lower the refugee admissions ceiling for Fiscal Year 2020 to 18,000. Last year, the president set the number at 30,000, which was then the lowest number in the history of the U.S.

  • HIAS Europe Office Opens in Brussels

    HIAS, the Global Jewish Non-Profit that Protects Refugees, Expands European Presence 
    New Brussels office will support continued development of Jewish humanitarian organization.

  • HIAS Statement on El Salvador Asylum Agreement

    Silver Spring, Md.– On Friday, the Trump administration announced a new agreement with El Salvador. Under this deal, asylum seekers who travel through El Salvador on their way to the U.S.

  • Statement on Supreme Court Order on Asylum Ban

    Silver Spring, Md.–Yesterday, the Supreme Court allowed the “third country transit asylum ban” to go into effect. This means that asylum seekers from Central America and other countries can be denied access to the U.S.

  • HIAS Statement on Administration Removing Protections for Immigrant Children

    Silver Spring, Md.-- The Department of Homeland Security has published a rule in the Federal Register that, if implemented, would overturn the Flores Settlement Agreement, and reverse basic protections for immigrant children in this country.