Throughout our more than 135 years serving refugees, HIAS has routinely represented asylum seekers and immigrants in court and weighed in on pressing legal issues. Read more to learn about our legal work.


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.

HIAS Responds to Trump Administration’s New Travel Ban Restrictions

Sep 25, 2017

"These restrictions reflect the arbitrary and discriminatory approach this administration has taken toward immigration policy from day one."

HIAS Welcomes Ninth Circuit Court Ruling Narrowing Travel Ban Restrictions

Sep 07, 2017

“Once again, the courts have stepped in to protect common sense interpretations of how the United States can and should welcome refugees."

Ninth Circuit on Grandma Ban: “What Universe Does That Come From?”

Aug 29, 2017

Litigation against the refugee ban continued this week, just over a month ahead of the October 10 arguments scheduled before the United States Supreme Court.

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.

HIAS Welcomes U.S. District Court Ruling on Refugee Ban

Jul 14, 2017

“This is a common-sense ruling which correctly interprets what the Supreme Court explicitly wrote," said HIAS President and CEO Mark Hetfield.

HIAS Files Amicus Brief Seeking Clarification on Refugee Ban

Jul 03, 2017

“The government is threatening to violate the Supreme Court’s clear instructions by excluding thousands of refugees with bona fide connections to U.S. entities.”

LISTEN: HIAS Briefing Call on Supreme Court and Refugee Ban

Jun 30, 2017

Listen to the HIAS briefing call on the Supreme Court’s June 26 ruling on the refugee and Muslim ban executive orders, as well as the Trump Administration’s misinterpretation of that ruling.

Supreme Court to Hear Travel Ban Case in Fall

Jun 26, 2017

On Monday, June 26, the Supreme Court announced that it will grant the Trump Administration’s request to take up the legal challenges to the refugee and Muslim ban.