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OP-ED: President Trump’s Dangerous Falsehoods on Refugees at the United Nations

Sep 20, 2017

“The notion that America would somehow be doing a greater service to refugees by resettling fewer...is symptomatic of how this White House views refugees: as threats, not assets.”

SLIDESHOW: In Front of U.S. Capitol, Advocates Call for a Sweet New Year for Refugees

Sep 15, 2017

More than 50 young professionals from across the Washington D.C. area gathered in front of the U.S. Capitol.

New Report Urges Administration to Preserve U.S. Humanitarian Leadership

Aug 18, 2017

A new report by Refugees International and two dozen foreign policy experts and humanitarian leaders warns against attempts to fundamentally reorganize the U.S. government’s humanitarian functions.

VIDEO: A Brief History Of The Presidential Determination

Aug 07, 2017

In the next few weeks, President Trump will announce the Presidential Determination for 2018. Learn why refugee supporters are pushing for a PD of at least 75,000 refugees.

Tracking The Refugee Ban

Jul 18, 2017

The whirlwind of refugee-related executive orders, legal actions and court rulings up to this point can seem like a blur. So, how did we get here? Click to see a timeline recapping the lifespan of the refugee ban from the day it was signed through the Trump administration’s most recent appeal to the Supreme Court.

The Refugee Ban Is In Effect. Now What?

Jul 13, 2017

“As a Jewish organization that protects refugees, we are reminded of the other shameful times in our history when America slammed its door shut on people fleeing for their lives.”

Supreme Court to Hear Travel Ban Case in Fall

Jun 26, 2017

On Monday, June 26, the Supreme Court announced that it will grant the Trump Administration’s request to take up the legal challenges to the refugee and Muslim ban.

Ninth Circuit Ruling a Win for Refugees

Jun 12, 2017

​A three-judge panel ruled unanimously to keep the refugee and Muslim ban on hold, the second defeat for the March 6 executive order at the federal court level. “Once again, the courts have affirmed that discriminating against someone on the basis of their religion or nationality runs contrary to our country’s founding values,” Mark Hetfield, president and CEO of HIAS, said of the ruling.

Why The New Refugee Ban Is Just As Bad As The Old One

Mar 07, 2017

The language of the ban may have changed slightly, but the result for refugees is still the same. Tens of thousands of refugees will remain in danger after they had already been approved to come to America.

200+ Kindertransport Survivors and Descendants Urge Support for Refugees

Feb 22, 2017

Over 200 Kindertransport survivors and descendants sent a letter to President Trump, urging him to keep America’s doors open to today’s refugees. “In the aftermath of World War II, the price for keeping America’s doors closed to refugees due to fear was made starkly clear. We are among the very few who were welcomed by a country and its citizens and therefore survived,” they write.