Advocacy

American Jews Stand Up for Refugees on National Refugee Shabbat

Oct 24, 2018

This past Shabbat, the growing Jewish movement for refugees was strongly evident in hundreds of communities across the country.

HIAS Joins Christian Groups to ask for 75,000 Refugees

Sep 13, 2018

On September 12th, HIAS representatives and volunteers joined with several major Christian denominations to stand outside the White House and demand the Trump Administration welcome 75,000 refugees in 2019.

WATCH: Melanie Nezer's ELI Talk on Home and its Meaning

Sep 06, 2018

Watch Senior Vice President for Public Affairs Melanie Nezer's ELI Talk called “The Ground Beneath My Children’s Feet: Refugees and the Jewish Story."

WATCH: Witnesses at the Border

Sep 04, 2018

Last month, 27 leaders from 17 national Jewish organizations, led by HIAS and the Anti-Defamation League, traveled to the U.S.-Mexico border to get a firsthand look at the crisis affecting families, asylum seekers, and others. This new video follows the group as they bear witness.

National Jewish Organizations Call on President to Admit 75,000 Refugees in 2019

Aug 16, 2018

Today HIAS sent a letter signed by 36 national Jewish organizations to President Trump urging him to allow at least 75,000 refugees to be admitted to the United States in 2019.

What You Can Do Right Now to Protect Asylum Seekers

Jul 05, 2018

This is the moment to stand up and speak out.

Hundreds of Thousands Protest “Zero-Tolerance” Policy

Jul 02, 2018

On Saturday, June 30th, hundreds of thousands of activists in more than seven hundred cities protested the Trump Administration’s “zero-tolerance” policy on immigration.

Activists Protest Supreme Court Muslim Ban Decision

Jun 27, 2018

In the streets, in places of worship, in the courts, and on Capitol Hill, HIAS and our partners are fighting to uphold America’s legacy of welcome.

Jewish Organizations Oppose Family Separation

Jun 13, 2018

In a letter to AG Sessions and Secretary Nielsen, the group wrote: "Our Jewish faith demands of us concern for the stranger in our midst."

World Refugee Day 2018 Letter to Congress

Jun 06, 2018

We hope you will join us as we welcome the stranger and protect the refugee.

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