Advocacy

We Still Support Refugees, Groups Tell Congress

Nov 17, 2015

A group of more than 80 refugee and immigration law experts, humanitarian aid organizations, faith, labor and civil and human rights groups sent a letter to members of the U.S. House and Senate on Tuesday, urging them to "demonstrate leadership by speaking out against the scapegoating of any group."

Statement to the Senate Judiciary Committee on Refugee Resettlement

Oct 01, 2015

HIAS has welcomed refugees to the United States as new Americans for more than 130 years. As a Jewish-American organization, HIAS is acutely concerned both with the imperative to rescue refugees and to protect the security of our country. As Jews, we support policies that fulfill the Torah's mandate to 'welcome the stranger,' as we know that effective resettlement policies make the difference between life and death, between oppression and the opportunity for success.

HIAS Interns Advocate for Refugees on Capitol Hill

Aug 31, 2015

In honor of World Refugee Day, HIAS’ Washington, D.C. interns volunteered to escort refugees to meetings with senators and representatives on Capitol Hill to discuss legislation that protects refugees. It was an incredible experience, they report.

Resettlement at Risk

Feb 25, 2013

This paper explores the ways in which refugee impact the U.S.communities where they live and documents the rise of anti-refugee sentiment in three states.

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