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Statements & Press Releases

  • 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.

  • Statement on "Remain in Mexico" Plan

    Silver Spring, Md. -- This week the Trump Administration began to put the “Remain in Mexico” agreement into effect at the San Ysidro, Calif., border checkpoint.

  • Statement on End of Government Shutdown

    SILVER SPRING, Md. -- Earlier today President Trump announced a deal that will reopen the federal government through February 15 in a deal that does not include any funding for a wall along the U.S.-Mexico border.

  • HIAS Statement on Government Shutdown

    Today the U.S. government was unnecessarily partially shut down because of President Trump’s demand for $5.7 billion to build a wall at the U.S.-Mexico border.

  • HIAS Calls on Congress to Restore a Fair and Humane Process for Asylum Seekers

    HIAS Calls on Congress to Restore a fair and humane process for all asylum seekers who arrive at our borders to seek protection.