U.S. Refugee Admissions Program

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.

Commemorating the Refugee Act of 1980 at the Carter Center

Jun 17, 2019

On June 12, a distinguished group of former government officials, refugee rights leaders, and supporters of refugee protection gathered at the Jimmy Carter Presidential Library & Museum in Atlanta for a celebration of the Refugee Act of 1980.

HIAS on the Hill: Advocacy Days in D.C.

Feb 14, 2019

More than 50 people from around the country came to Washington, D.C., this week to advocate for refugees in the halls of the U.S. Congress.

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?