Press Releases

  • Judge Blocks Order Allowing State, Local Officials to Veto Resettlement

    (Greenbelt, MD) – Today, a federal judge issued a preliminary injunction in the lawsuit HIAS v. Trump, blocking an executive order that for the first time in the history of the U.S. refugee resettlement program gave state and local officials the power to veto resettlement in their jurisdictions. The judge ruled in favor of the plaintiffs, three faith-based resettlement agencies, HIAS, Church World Service (CWS), and Lutheran Immigration and Refugee Service (LIRS), whose work and mission have been directly impacted and harmed by the order.

  • HIAS Decries Decision by Gov. Abbott to Block Refugee Resettlement in Texas

    This afternoon, Texas Governor Greg Abbott announced that he will not provide consent to allow refugee resettlement to continue in Texas.