U.S. Refugee Admissions Program

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."

Why This Refugee Ban is Just as Bad as the First Two

Oct 26, 2017

While the new “enhanced vetting procedures” announced on October 24 might appear on the surface to be more benign than the first two executive orders, they will also prevent thousands of already-vetted refugees from finding safety here in the near future, or at all.

New Refugee Vetting Procedures Could Decimate Refugee Resettlement Program

Oct 24, 2017

"Slamming the door on refugees, immigrants and asylum seekers is not a sign of strength.”

Refugee Ceiling, Muslim Ban 3.0 and the Supreme Court

Sep 28, 2017

It’s been a busy few days for those fighting to keep America a welcoming country. Here's what you need to know and how you can take action.

HIAS Calls Trump Administration’s Refugee Ceiling Shameful

Sep 27, 2017

By setting the refugee number this low, this administration is betraying the commitments we made after World War II to ensure that the world never again turns its back on innocent people seeking safety.