Advocacy

Refugees Succeed, and In Turn Inspire Those Who Help Them

Sep 24, 2020

Despite these tough times, there are still stories of hope and resilience that bolster refugees and inspire those helping them.

Path to Genocide: An Exhibit on the Rohingya Explained

Sep 23, 2020

A new exhibit tells stories of the Rohingya, and how they went from citizens to outsiders to victims of genocide.

When You Say ‘Never Again,’ Remember the Rohingya

Sep 18, 2020

We invite the entire American-Jewish community to commit to acting in 5781 to support the Rohingya people.

HIAS Honored by Women of Reform Judaism

Aug 26, 2020

Women of Reform Judaism, or WRJ, gave HIAS its most prestigious award in a virtual ceremony Aug. 25.

Witnesses at the Border

Led by HIAS and the Anti-Defamation League, 27 leaders from 17 national Jewish organizations traveled to the U.S.-Mexico border to get a firsthand look at the crisis affecting families, asylum seek

On the 40th Anniversary of the Refugee Act of 1980

Forty years ago, in the highest expression of the American spirit, Congress passed the Refugee Act of 1980, landmark legislation that established the U.S.

Today We Recognize Humanitarian Workers for All They Do

Aug 19, 2020

Each year on August 19, the United Nations honors humanitarian aid workers by celebrating World Humanitarian Day.

Strict New Regulations Limit NGOs Helping Refugees in Greece

Aug 17, 2020

When new regulations issued in Greece earlier this year suddenly hampered refugee agencies’ ability to help people seeking asylum, the HIAS Greece legal team knew they had to fight back.

The Numbers Speak for Themselves

Aug 15, 2020

0.06% is the recognition rate of refugees in Israel. Why is this number so low? This report examines Israel's Refugee Status Determination (RSD) Regulation, providing an explanation about articles in the Regulation and how they are applied in practice.

House Passage of NO BAN Act a Big Win For Fair Immigration Policy

Jul 22, 2020

The bill would permanently block the Trump administration's attempts to prevent Muslims, refugees, asylum seekers, and other groups from entering the United States.

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