U.S. Refugee Admissions Program

2019 YEAR IN REVIEW: Determination and Global Growth

Dec 26, 2019

2019 saw HIAS open new international offices, continue its work of fighting for refugees and asylum seekers, and hold the Trump administration accountable for its anti-immigration actions.

HIAS, Refugee Agencies Sue Pres. Trump Over Executive Order

Nov 21, 2019

HIAS, together with two other refugee resettlement agencies, are taking President Trump to court over his recent executive order giving state and local officials authority to block refugee resettlement in their jurisdictions.

The Pittsburgh Attack: One Year Later

Oct 27, 2019

HIAS remembers the attack on the Pittsburgh synagogue that killed 11 people on Oct 27, 2018.

Waiting for Refugees Who Are Not Coming

Oct 16, 2019

Activists gathered at Washington, D.C.’s Ronald Reagan National Airport this morning to “welcome” refugees who will not arrive in the U.S. during the next year because of the Trump administration’s historically low refugee admissions ceiling.

LISTEN: The State of Refugee Resettlement in the U.S.

Oct 08, 2019

Learn about the Trump administration’s plans to drastically cut refugee admissions and how you can take action to fight back.

Number of Refugees Cut for Third Straight Year

Oct 04, 2019

The Trump administration last week announced a proposed refugee resettlement ceiling of 18,000 for Fiscal Year 2020, a 40% cut from last year’s number amidst the largest global refugee crisis in recorded history.

Advocacy Does Not Take A Summer Vacation

Sep 22, 2019

Over the past six weeks, nearly 500 activists met with more than 50 members of Congress in 18 states as part of HIAS’ nationwide Asylum Advocacy Campaign.

VIDEO: The Presidential Determination Explained

Sep 09, 2019

In the next few weeks, President Trump will announce the Presidential Determination for 2020, and the refugee admissions cap might be zero.
Foreign Policy's First Person Podcast

PODCAST: Melanie Nezer on the History of U.S. Immigration Policy

Aug 16, 2019

HIAS' Senior VP of Public Affairs recently sat down with Foreign Policy magazine's First Person podcast. Listen to "Trump, Immigration, and the Fight for America’s Soul."

HIAS Joins 170 Jewish Organizations Urging US to Meet Refugee Goal

Aug 07, 2019

HIAS has joined 170 national, state and local Jewish organizations and institutions in urging the United States to meet the refugee resettlement admissions goal of 30,000 for fiscal year 2019 and to return to historic norms next year.