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HIAS, the global Jewish nonprofit that protects refugees, is saddened by the Trump administration’s decision to end parole processing for individuals in Honduras, El Salvador and Guatemala who apply to enter the U.S. through the Central American Minors (CAM) program.
SILVER SPRING, Md.—HIAS, the global Jewish nonprofit that protects refugees, is horrified by the violence, hatred and loss of life over the weekend in Charlottesville.
“Newcomers are an asset to this country, not a threat," said HIAS President and CEO Mark Hetfield.
HIAS, the global Jewish nonprofit that protects refugees, applauds introduction of the DREAM Act in the 115th Congress. If passed, this legislation will allow certain eligible undocumented immigrants who came to the U.S. as minors to earn lawful permanent residence and eventually U.S. citizenship.
In a precedent-setting ruling, a Mytilini county court has recognized the right of a Syrian refugee and asylum seeker living in Greece to receive a civil marriage license. The two are set to marry in early August in the Municipality of Lesvos.
The U.S. Supreme Court denied the Trump administration's motion to clarify the Court’s June 26 order, but stayed a key part of the district court decision. Read HIAS President and CEO Mark Hetfield's response.
“This is a common-sense ruling which correctly interprets what the Supreme Court explicitly wrote," said HIAS President and CEO Mark Hetfield.
HIAS Responds to U.S. Reaching Resettlement Cap of 50,000 Refugees, and Refugee Ban Going Into Effect
As a result, dozens of refugees whose travel to the United States had already been booked past July 13 have had their travel canceled because they did not have a “bona fide” relationship as defined by the administration.
“More than five months after the chaos of the first attempt to ban Muslims and refugees from entering the United States, this administration continues to do whatever it can to keep refugees out for no justifiable reason."
“HIAS welcomes the ruling as an affirmation that the President does not have unfettered unchecked authority to bar refugees from the United States without evidence to justify such action."