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270 local and state elected officials expressed their support for resettling refugees in their communities in a bipartisan letter sent to President Trump on Tuesday. Organized by HIAS and supported by partner refugee advocacy organizations, the letter urges the President to resettle at least 75,000 refugees in FY2019.
SILVER SPRING, Md. – On July 19, the Trump Administration extended Temporary Protected Status (TPS) for hundreds of Somalis living and working in the United States.
SILVER SPRING, Md.—New guidance from the Department of Homeland Security will make it harder for people to assert their right to asylum.
SILVER SPRING, Md.—On July 5, the Trump Administration announced that it will extend Temporary Protected Status (TPS) for the 1,200 Yemeni currently living in the United States.
"HIAS and the American Jewish community have seen such discrimination trap members of our own community, and we will not stand by silently as it happens to others."
"Transitioning from the cruel and inhumane policy of family separation to the cruel and inhumane policy of indefinite family detention cannot be the solution here."
HIAS Receives Grand Challenges Explorations Grant For Groundbreaking Research in Global Health and Development
HIAS is the winner of a Grand Challenges Explorations grant, an initiative funded by the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation. Dr. Rebecca Dempster, HIAS’ Director for Mental Health and Psychosocial Services will lead the HIAS team in Kenya to pursue an innovative global health and development research project.
Today’s ruling rolls back safeguards for victims of domestic violence who have no recourse with the governments in their home countries, and sends a message that these women no longer deserve protection.
"Putting more strain on Honduras through the return of nearly 60,000 people will place thousands of people in unnecessary danger.”
"The decision is short-sighted and creates needless hardship for thousands of people and a country still struggling to recover from disaster."