U.S. Refugee Admissions Program

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.

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.

HIAS Partners Find Ways to Stay Connected to Clients During Pandemic

Apr 28, 2020

Despite the challenges of the pandemic, resettlement agencies in the HIAS affiliate network across the U.S. are finding ways to stay connected with their clients.

On the 40th Anniversary of the Refugee Act of 1980

Mar 16, 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. refugee resettlement program and asylum system.

Statement Submitted to House Judiciary Committee on "NO BAN Act"

Feb 11, 2020

Statement submitted to the U.S. House of Representatives Committee on the Judiciary Markup of: H.R. 2214, the “National Origin-Based Antidiscrimination for Nonimmigrants Act” or the “NO BAN Act” ...

Austin, TX Jews for Refugees Assembly, Feb. 2, 2020

Austin Assembly Rallies Support For Asylum Seekers

Feb 04, 2020

The Austin Jews for Refugees Assembly brought the Austin Jewish community together with elected officials and more than 35 local organizations.

Judge Blocks Order Allowing State, Local Officials to Veto Resettlement

Jan 15, 2020

(Greenbelt, MD) – Today, a federal judge issued a preliminary injunction in the lawsuit HIAS v. Trump, blocking an executive order that for the first time in the history of the U.S. refugee resettlement program gave state and local officials the power to veto resettlement in their jurisdictions. The judge ruled in favor of the plaintiffs, three faith-based resettlement agencies, HIAS, Church World Service (CWS), and Lutheran Immigration and Refugee Service (LIRS), whose work and mission have been directly impacted and harmed by the order.

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