Advocacy

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.

HIAS Statement on Supreme Court Order

Jul 19, 2017

The U.S. Supreme Court denied the Trump administration's motion to clarify the Court’s June 26 order, but stayed a key part of the district court decision. Read HIAS President and CEO Mark Hetfield's response.

Tracking The Refugee Ban

Jul 18, 2017

The whirlwind of refugee-related executive orders, legal actions and court rulings up to this point can seem like a blur. So, how did we get here? Click to see a timeline recapping the lifespan of the refugee ban from the day it was signed through the Trump administration’s most recent appeal to the Supreme Court.

The Refugee Ban Is In Effect. Now What?

Jul 13, 2017

“As a Jewish organization that protects refugees, we are reminded of the other shameful times in our history when America slammed its door shut on people fleeing for their lives.”

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