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HIAS, Refugee Agencies Sue Pres. Trump Over Executive Order

Nov 21, 2019

HIAS, together with two other refugee resettlement agencies, are taking President Trump to court over his recent executive order giving state and local officials authority to block refugee resettlement in their jurisdictions.

Conditions in Greek Refugee Camp Continue to Deteriorate

Nov 13, 2019

The situation in the Moria refugee camp can be justifiably characterized as a humanitarian crisis.
Lee Bycel, Refugees in America

Human Stories: Refugees in Their Own Words

Nov 08, 2019

Lee Bycel is telling the world about refugees by telling their stories in his new book.

Waiting for Refugees Who Are Not Coming

Oct 16, 2019

Activists gathered at Washington, D.C.’s Ronald Reagan National Airport this morning to “welcome” refugees who will not arrive in the U.S. during the next year because of the Trump administration’s historically low refugee admissions ceiling.

LISTEN: The State of Refugee Resettlement in the U.S.

Oct 08, 2019

Learn about the Trump administration’s plans to drastically cut refugee admissions and how you can take action to fight back.

Advocacy Does Not Take A Summer Vacation

Sep 22, 2019

Over the past six weeks, nearly 500 activists met with more than 50 members of Congress in 18 states as part of HIAS’ nationwide Asylum Advocacy Campaign.

Interview: Naomi Steinberg on Changing U.S. Refugee and Asylum Policy

Aug 13, 2019

HIAS Vice President for Policy and Advocacy Naomi Steinberg shares her perspective on changing US immigration policies amid the current massive global refugee crisis.

Update: More Than 1500 Jewish Clergy Sign Petition to Protect Asylum

Jul 23, 2019

More than 1400 Jewish clergy members signed a petition calling on elected officials to protect the legal right to seek asylum in the U.S., and on July 18, a delegation of rabbis, attorneys, and advocates went to Capitol Hill to deliver it to key members of Congress.

Reflections of a Refugee Turned Advocate

Jun 21, 2019

Kassim Hussein Rajab, a refugee from DRC, tells his story on Capitol Hill and advocates for policy changes to help refugees.

Democrats Try to Repeal Muslim, Refugee, and Asylum Bans

Apr 11, 2019

Congressional Democrats are trying to repeal President Trump's bans that target Muslims, refugees, and asylum seekers.

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