US Refugee Admissions Program

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.

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.

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."

In Ohio, New Initiatives Aim to Empower Refugees

May 22, 2018

“We see all the barriers that people come with, and we try to bring solutions to those barriers and guide people along the way.”

Resettled Syrian Refugee Graduates Top in Class

May 18, 2018

“The strength of the American community comes from diversity,” he says.

HIAS Heads to the Hill

Apr 23, 2018

As refugee admissions to the United States continue to dwindle, those advocating for preserving the life-saving program are not standing idly by.

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