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LISTEN: Mark Hetfield Discusses Refugee Cap on All Things Considered

Sep 18, 2018

NPR's Ari Shapiro speaks with HIAS President and CEO Mark J. Hetfield about the Trump administration's newly proposed 30,000 cap on U.S. refugee admissions for the 2019 fiscal year.
28 Oct

Chicago Jews for Refugees Assembly
A coalition of Jewish congregations and organizations have come together with HIAS to hold a community-wide Jews For Refugees Assembly on Sunday, October 28th at Anshe Emet in Chicago. Together, we will demonstrate the Jewish community’s deep and broad support for refugees and our commitment to fight each and every attempt to prevent them from finding safety and welcome in our country.

For World Refugee Day, HIAS and Partners Spread Welcome

Jun 22, 2018

“Our shared immigrant and refugee experiences, and teachings to ‘welcoming the stranger,’ has helped to build this large and engaged constituency."

New Record Number of Refugees Brings Urgent Need for Solutions

Jun 19, 2018

Two-thirds of all refugees come from five countries: Syria, Afghanistan, South Sudan, Myanmar, and Somalia.

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.

Transitioning to a Government-Run Refugee and Migrant Response in Greece

Dec 13, 2017

Together with several humanitarian and legal aid operations in Greece, HIAS published a joint NGO roadmap for more fair and humane policies for refugees and asylum seekers.

The Trump Administration Just Quit the Global Migration Pact

Dec 04, 2017

This weekend, the Trump Administration abruptly announced its decision to walk away from the Global Compact on Migration.

The U.S. Must Help Protect the Rohingya Fleeing Myanmar

Oct 20, 2017

After Cambodia, Bosnia, Rwanda—after the Holocaust—how is it possible that we are again witnessing ethnic cleansing?

Why One California Lawyer Returned to Greece to Help Refugees

Oct 11, 2017

“I had never met a Syrian, Iraqi or Afghan person before,” said Paula Kasler, a northern California-based lawyer.

Refugee Ceiling, Muslim Ban 3.0 and the Supreme Court

Sep 28, 2017

It’s been a busy few days for those fighting to keep America a welcoming country. Here's what you need to know and how you can take action.

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