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SILVER SPRING, Md.—On Sunday, October 8, the Trump administration distributed a list of immigration principles and policies tha
“The notion that future refugee admissions may be subject to an ‘assimilation test’ is dangerous, murky, and misguided."
By setting the refugee number this low, this administration is betraying the commitments we made after World War II to ensure that the world never again turns its back on innocent people seeking safety.
"These restrictions reflect the arbitrary and discriminatory approach this administration has taken toward immigration policy from day one."
“As the American Jewish community prepares to enter our holiest days, HIAS and our supporters across the country hope that this administration can find the time to reflect deeply on the costs of ending American leadership on refugees.”
HIAS’ local resettlement partner in Dane County, Jewish Social Service of Madison, will use the opportunity to develop strategies and foster economic growth by integrating immigrants and refugees.
“Once again, the courts have stepped in to protect common sense interpretations of how the United States can and should welcome refugees."
“DACA recognized these individuals for who they are: Americans in everything but paperwork.”
“The courts have stepped in to stop legislation that would have caused real harm to refugees and immigrants in Texas."
HIAS President and CEO Mark Hetfield called the ruling a partial victory for asylum seekers and their advocates in Israel.