Advocacy

In North Carolina, Local Advocacy Trainings Boost Action for Refugees

May 04, 2018

Participants came together to deepen their skills and to identify areas for cooperation in advocating for refugees on the local, state and federal levels.

HIAS Heads to the Hill

Apr 23, 2018

As refugee admissions to the United States continue to dwindle, those advocating for preserving the life-saving program are not standing idly by.

Keeping Up the Fight to Protect the Rohingya Fleeing Myanmar

Apr 16, 2018

The United States has historically led in resettling Rohingya refugees, and now is not the time to stop.

Making Sense of the Decline in U.S. Refugee Admissions

Apr 13, 2018

Refugee admissions to the United States continue to dwindle, down more than 70 percent from last year.

Ahead of Passover, Jews Rally for African Asylum Seekers

Mar 28, 2018

On the evening of Tuesday, March 27, dozens of American Jews gathered outside the Israeli Embassy in Washington, D.C. to show solidarity with African asylum seekers in Israel facing deportation.

Two Years After EU-Turkey Deal, New HIAS Report Puts EASO Under the Microscope

Mar 26, 2018

The new report, “EASO’s Operation on the Greek Hotspot: An overlooked consequence of the EU-Turkey Deal,” was released under the Greece Refugee Rights Initiative, a joint initiative between HIAS and Islamic Relief USA.

Los Angeles Jewish Community Unites in Support of Refugees

Mar 23, 2018

As the Trump Administration welcomes an historically low number of refugees into the United States, a coalition of over 30 Jewish congregations and organizations gathered on Thursday, March 22 for a community-wide show of support for refugees.

Understanding the Trump Administration’s Crackdown on Asylum

Mar 21, 2018

The restrictions on asylum appear to be part of the wider drawback on humanitarian and legal protections for the most vulnerable among us.

HIAS Statement on TPS Extension for Syria

Feb 01, 2018

"We are relieved that Syrians who currently have TPS will remain protected, but are concerned that Syrians who arrived after August 2016 could be at risk for deportation.”

HIAS Calls for Greater Transparency on Additional Refugee Vetting Measures

Jan 30, 2018

“The tens of thousands of refugees who have been banned during the past three months must know if they will now be able to find the safety our country offered to them in the United States."

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