U.S. Refugee Admissions Program

On Anniversary of Refugee Ban, Activists Take to the Streets

Jan 29, 2018

A year after President Trump's first ban on refugees from entering the United States, activists in Washington, D.C. and New York City took to the streets to protest against discriminatory policies.

HIAS Video Conference: Reflecting on 2017, Rallying for 2018

Jan 26, 2018

A year after President Donald Trump's first ban on refugee arrivals, HIAS President and CEO Mark Hetfield and Senior Vice President for Public Affairs Melanie Nezer held a video conference to reflect on the the past year, and to plan for the year ahead.

WATCH: A Year Later, Fighting to Help Refugees

Jan 24, 2018

To help tell the story of the first year of the U.S. Refugee Admissions Program under the Trump Administration, HQ Trivia Host Scott Rogowsky lent his voice to a new HIAS video, A Year Later, the Fight Goes On.

Measuring Congressional Support for Refugees in 2017

Dec 27, 2017

With an administration intent on completely shutting refugee resettlement down, Congressional support for refugees is more important than ever.

18 Ways to Support Refugees in 2018

Dec 26, 2017

No matter what actions the Trump Administration may take to erode protections for individuals fleeing persecution and violence, HIAS and our supporters will always be there to defend the rights of refugees and the United States’ legacy of welcome.

SLIDESHOW: Refugees Get a Taste of America at First Thanksgiving Dinners

Nov 22, 2017

Across the country, newly arrived refugees are celebrating their first Thanksgiving and learning about American culture with the help of volunteers and community members.

JFS & HIAS Leaders Discuss New Lawsuit Against Refugee Ban 3.0

Nov 15, 2017

"The president is making every effort to implement a campaign promise that's un-American and unconstitutional."

HIAS & JFS Partners File Suit to Stop Trump Administration’s Refugee Restrictions

Nov 13, 2017

“Remembering our past, we know this is the time we must unequivocally stand with vulnerable refugees,” said Rabbi Will Berkovitz, CEO of JFS Seattle.

HIAS Responds to Ending of Central American Refugee Program

Nov 09, 2017

"With the decision to terminate the CAM program, the administration is continuing to strip away protections for immigrants and refugees, including children.”

Former Immigration Service Director: Trump’s Refugee Policy is Baseless

Nov 02, 2017

"Welcoming those facing persecution is woven into the fabric of who we are as Americans."