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USCIS Is Out of Money. That's a 'Definitive Threat' to Refugee Admissions.

Jul 30, 2020

“Welcoming asylum seekers, welcoming refugees ... is really a collective responsibility that all Americans should share,” says León Rodriguez, a former head of the agency.

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.

HIAS Applauds House of Representatives For Passing NO BAN Act

Jul 22, 2020

SILVER SPRING, Md. — The Trump Administration has, at different times and through different means, banned Muslims, refugees, and asylum seekers from entering the United States over the past three years. The NO BAN Act, which the U.S. House of Representatives passed today, would rescind...

Briefing: Integrating Refugees into the U.S. Economy

Jul 20, 2020

Keith Combs, HIAS’ Economic Inclusion program manager, hosts a panel discussion on how HIAS prepares recently resettled refugees to enter the U.S. workforce.

Briefing: Proposed Changes to the U.S. Asylum System

Jul 09, 2020

Smita Dazzo, HIAS' director of legal services, and Naomi Steinberg, HIAS' vice president of policy and advocacy, explain proposed changes to the U.S. asylum system and how the public can help fight back.

Opinion: Asylum, Which Made the U.S. a Leader in Protecting Jews, Could Disappear

Jul 06, 2020

Sam Yebri, who was brought to the United States by HIAS, explains why Jews should fight on behalf of the asylum system.

HIAS Calls For Guardrailed Funding For U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services

Jul 01, 2020

SILVER SPRING, Md. — U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services, or USCIS, plays a crucial role in administering refugee admissions, asylum, naturalization of new Americans, and other programs that are central to our identity as a nation of immigrants and refugees. HIAS is deeply concerned about...

Remembering the Lessons of the St. Louis

Jun 05, 2020

HIAS sees the anniversary of the St. Louis as a time to not only examine the past but see the unfortunate parallels in the present.
Protesters outside the U.S. Supreme Court

COVID-19 Shows The Need For Strong Refugee Advocacy

May 20, 2020

From border policies to stimulus payments, HIAS is working to secure the rights and needs of refugees amid the pandemic.

Up Close and Personal at the U.S.-Mexico Border

May 05, 2020

A volunteer who went on a HIAS delegation to the U.S.-Mexico border just before the pandemic recalls his work and the emotional impact of the trip.

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