US Refugee Admissions Program

2018 YEAR IN REVIEW: Challenges, Heartbreak, and Resolve

Dec 26, 2018

2018 was a challenging year for HIAS as we continued our work of fighting for refugees and asylum seekers.

Celebrating a Refugee Thanksgiving

Nov 21, 2018

It’s pretty easy to come up with things about Thanksgiving: family, food, turkey, etc. But what if it’s your first Thanksgiving? What do you do?

Showing Love and Support on Social Media

Oct 31, 2018

Public figures went public on social media in support of HIAS.

After Pittsburgh: the Jewish Community Reacts

Oct 30, 2018

This past weekend was unlike any other for the American Jewish community.

An Open Letter to the Community from HIAS

Oct 29, 2018

The outpouring of love and support that we have received in recent days means a great deal to all of us at HIAS. We know emotions are still raw and the need to process is ongoing. We look forward to better days ahead and to working alongside you for that future. Thank you for keeping us in your thoughts and in your hearts.

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.

Administration Calls for Historic Low Refugee Admissions

Sep 18, 2018

The Trump Administration yesterday announced a proposed refugee resettlement ceiling of 30,000 for Fiscal Year 2019.

WATCH: Melanie Nezer's ELI Talk on Home and its Meaning

Sep 06, 2018

Watch Senior Vice President for Public Affairs Melanie Nezer's ELI Talk called “The Ground Beneath My Children’s Feet: Refugees and the Jewish Story."

National Jewish Organizations Call on President to Admit 75,000 Refugees in 2019

Aug 16, 2018

Today HIAS sent a letter signed by 36 national Jewish organizations to President Trump urging him to allow at least 75,000 refugees to be admitted to the United States in 2019.

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.

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