Advocacy

HIAS Responds to Trump Administration’s New Travel Ban Restrictions

Sep 25, 2017

"These restrictions reflect the arbitrary and discriminatory approach this administration has taken toward immigration policy from day one."

SLIDESHOW: In Front of U.S. Capitol, Advocates Call for a Sweet New Year for Refugees

Sep 15, 2017

More than 50 young professionals from across the Washington D.C. area gathered in front of the U.S. Capitol.

OP-ED: A Threat to DACA is a Threat to the Soul of America

Sep 05, 2017

Melanie Nezer, HIAS senior vice president for public affairs penned an oped in Haaretz arguing that “Threats to the DACA program are not only threats to immigrants, but to justice, fairness and the longstanding values of our country.”

HIAS Slams Trump Administration’s Decision on DACA, Urges Congress to Protect Dreamers

Sep 05, 2017

“DACA recognized these individuals for who they are: Americans in everything but paperwork.”

HIAS Welcomes Federal Judge’s Ruling on SB 4 Bill

Aug 31, 2017

“The courts have stepped in to stop legislation that would have caused real harm to refugees and immigrants in Texas."

New Report Urges Administration to Preserve U.S. Humanitarian Leadership

Aug 18, 2017

A new report by Refugees International and two dozen foreign policy experts and humanitarian leaders warns against attempts to fundamentally reorganize the U.S. government’s humanitarian functions.

HIAS Responds to Trump Administration Limiting Central American Minors Program

Aug 15, 2017

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.

VIDEO: A Brief History Of The Presidential Determination

Aug 07, 2017

In the next few weeks, President Trump will announce the Presidential Determination for 2018. Learn why refugee supporters are pushing for a PD of at least 75,000 refugees.

HIAS Statement on the House Judiciary Committee on H.R. 391, “The Asylum Reform and Border Protection Act of 2017”

Jul 26, 2017

HIAS—the American Jewish community's global refugee organization—believes that an asylum system that is fair, effective, and humane honors both our country’s history and reflects the deeply-held American tradition of offering a chance at a new beginning to those who face persecution.

HIAS Welcomes Introduction of Bipartisan DREAM Act

Jul 20, 2017

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.

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