As HIAS staff members around the world find safe ways to deliver vital services and care for clients, they are also fighting for the needs and rights of refugees and asylum seekers in the countries where HIAS operates.
SILVER SPRING, Md. -- Today, Congress passed the Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic Security (CARES) Act, a bipartisan COVID-19 response bill. The $2 trillion in funding will increase resources for those in...
Forty years ago, in the highest expression of the American spirit, Congress passed the Refugee Act of 1980, landmark legislation that established the U.S. refugee resettlement program and asylum system.
This week the U.S. government entered into a major settlement with plaintiffs in Jewish Family Service v. Trump, which challenged in 2017 the third version of an executive order attempting to ban certain refugees from entering the United States.
SILVER SPRING, Md. – Today the Trump administration extended the reach of the travel ban to the United States, adding new restrictions on people coming from Eritrea, Kyrgyzstan, Myanmar, Nigeria, Sudan, and Tanzania.