U.S. Refugee Admissions Program

Hetfield to Halifax Forum: U.S. Will Again Lead on Refugee Protection

Nov 23, 2020

For the past four years America has been saying and doing the wrong thing when it comes to refugee issues, Mark Hetfield told the 2020 Halifax International Security Forum.

Congratulations to President-Elect Joe Biden

Nov 07, 2020

After a tense nationwide wait since Election Day, HIAS congratulates President-elect Joe Biden and Vice President-elect Kamala Harris.

Arguments Heard in HIAS v. Trump Appeal

Oct 28, 2020

HIAS argued in federal court on Oct. 27 that an injunction against President Trump's executive order giving states and local governments the power to block the resettlement of refugees should remain in effect.

Presidential Intent, But No Declaration: What Now for U.S. Refugee Admissions?

Oct 08, 2020

The announcement of the new unofficial refugee admissions cap of 15,000 brought up many questions that have still not been answered.

The U.S. Can — And Should — Take In More Refugees

Sep 10, 2020

We need to save the U.S. Refugee Admissions Program and allow more refugees into the country this coming year.

On the 40th Anniversary of the Refugee Act of 1980

Aug 26, 2020

Forty years ago, in the highest expression of the American spirit, Congress passed the Refugee Act of 1980, landmark legislation that established the U.S.

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...

A Global Perspective on the Modern Perils of Seeking Asylum

May 05, 2020

The international human rights system is fragile—HIAS will continue to represent, advocate, and litigate for something better and more rights-compliant.

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