Advocacy

Action Call: Election 2020

Oct 20, 2020

The future of refugee resettlement and asylum hinge on the positions of the leaders we elect in November.

Presidential Intent, But No Declaration: What Now for U.S. Refugee Admissions?

Oct 08, 2020

The announcement of the new unofficial refugee admissions cap of 15,000 brought up many questions that have still not been answered.

Attorney General's Decision Makes Matters Worse for Asylum Seekers

Oct 05, 2020

A policy from the U.S. Attorney General makes it harder for asylum seekers to win their cases.

Casting Off Sins at an ICE Detention Center

Oct 01, 2020

Protesting human rights abuses at the Irwin Detention Center in Ocilla, Georgia.

Refugees Succeed, and In Turn Inspire Those Who Help Them

Sep 24, 2020

Despite these tough times, there are still stories of hope and resilience that bolster refugees and inspire those helping them.

Path to Genocide: An Exhibit on the Rohingya Explained

Sep 23, 2020

A new exhibit tells stories of the Rohingya, and how they went from citizens to outsiders to victims of genocide.

When You Say ‘Never Again,’ Remember the Rohingya

Sep 18, 2020

We invite the entire American-Jewish community to commit to acting in 5781 to support the Rohingya people.

HIAS Honored by Women of Reform Judaism

Aug 26, 2020

Women of Reform Judaism, or WRJ, gave HIAS its most prestigious award in a virtual ceremony Aug. 25.

Today We Recognize Humanitarian Workers for All They Do

Aug 19, 2020

Each year on August 19, the United Nations honors humanitarian aid workers by celebrating World Humanitarian Day.

Strict New Regulations Limit NGOs Helping Refugees in Greece

Aug 17, 2020

When new regulations issued in Greece earlier this year suddenly hampered refugee agencies’ ability to help people seeking asylum, the HIAS Greece legal team knew they had to fight back.

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