HIAS, the global Jewish non-profit organization dedicated to refugee protection, conducts advocacy for the protection of refugees and asylum seekers. Founded in the 1880s to help Jews fleeing persecution, HIAS is the world’s oldest refugee agency. Today, guided by our Jewish values and history, we bring more than 130 years of expertise to our work advocating for laws that protect refugees and asylum seekers in need of assistance, regardless of their national, ethnic, or religious background.  

U.S. Policies

Ensuring U.S. leadership in refugee protection

International Policies

Ensuring the rights of refugees wherever they are