Refugee Resettlement


270 Elected Officials Urge President to Admit At Least 30,000 More Refugees Than FY2018

Aug 09, 2018

270 local and state elected officials expressed their support for resettling refugees in their communities in a bipartisan letter sent to President Trump on Tuesday. Organized by HIAS and supported by partner refugee advocacy organizations, the letter urges the President to resettle at least 75,000 refugees in FY2019.

270 Elected Leaders Call on President to Admit 75,000 Refugees in 2019

Aug 09, 2018

With the end of the federal fiscal year just around the corner, President Trump is expected to soon announce the number of refugees to be admitted to the United States in 2019. This number, known as the Presidential Determination, is decided annually by the President in consultation with Congress, and historically signals to the world the nation’s commitment to help refugees fleeing violence and persecution.

WATCH: These Syrian Refugee Children Will Make You Want to Dance

Aug 08, 2018

The sounds of summer may not usually include the tap dancing feet of Syrian refugee children, but now they do-- at least in Toledo, Ohio.
02 Aug

Asylum and Family Separation: A HIAS Briefing Call

Join a HIAS briefing call on Thursday, August 2nd at 4pm ET to hear more about the current landscape for asylum seekers, what HIAS is doing, and how we can work together to fight back.

Pre-registration for this call is required. You must RSVP and receive call-in instructions to participate.


Refugees Get Help in the Palms of Their Hands

Jul 19, 2018

HIAS Ecuador and TATA Consultancy Services (TCS), the largest IT services multinational company in Latin America, have signed a cooperation agreement that will benefit refugee families in Ecuador.
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.

HIAS Heads to Geneva to Talk International Refugee Protections

Jun 29, 2018

"Let’s put more resources in education, in employment, in giving opportunities to people so that they don’t unnecessarily need to move.”

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.
06 Jul

Welcome the Stranger. Protect the Refugee
Our shared history and commitment to justice call on us to do everything we can to build upon and expand the work that many are already doing to address this attack on what is a core American and a core Jewish value: to support and welcome those who need sanctuary, protect families, and help immigrants to settle and flourish in our country. Join Melanie Nezer to learn more about the current global refugee crisis and explore how the Jewish community is taking a stand.
29 May

A Month in Review: Update on Refugee Resettlement

Please join us for a special update from our Refugee Task Force and partners at HIAS on our work helping to resettle a Muslim refugee family from Iraq. We’ll tell you how the family is doing, why they arrived with Special Immigrant Visas, and why Jews need to speak out about the current refugee crisis.