Topic: Advocacy

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Jul 20, 2017

HIAS Welcomes Introduction of Bipartisan DREAM Act

Jul 20, 2017

HIAS Welcomes Introduction of Bipartisan DREAM Act HIAS Welcomes Introduction of Bipartisan DREAM Act Jul 20, 2017 WASHINGTON, D.C.—HIAS, the global Jewish nonprofit that protects refugees, applauds introduction of the DREAM Act in the 115th Congress. If passed, this legislation will allow certain eligible undocumented immigrants who came to the U.S. as minors to earn lawful permanent residence and eventually U.S. citizenship. In […]

Jul 19, 2017

HIAS Statement on Supreme Court Order

Jul 19, 2017

HIAS Statement on Supreme Court Order HIAS Statement on Supreme Court Order Jul 19, 2017 SILVER SPRING, Md.—Today, the U.S. Supreme Court denied the Trump administration's motion to clarify the Court’s June 26 order. The administration’s appeal followed a July 13 ruling by U.S. District Judge Derrick Watson, which modified a preliminary injunction against the March 6 executive order. The order maintains Judge Watson’s decision […]

Jul 18, 2017

Tracking The Refugee Ban

Jul 18, 2017

Tracking The Refugee Ban 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.

Jul 13, 2017

The Refugee Ban Is In Effect. Now What?

Jul 13, 2017

The Refugee Ban Is In Effect. Now What? “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.”

Jul 12, 2017

HIAS Responds to U.S. Reaching Resettlement Cap of 50,000 Refugees, and Refugee Ban Going Into Effect

Jul 12, 2017

HIAS Responds to U.S. Reaching Resettlement Cap of 50,000 Refugees, and Refugee Ban Going Into Effect HIAS Responds to U.S. Reaching Resettlement Cap of 50,000 Refugees, and Refugee Ban Going Into Effect Jul 12, 2017 SILVER SPRING, Md.—Today, the State Department confirmed that more than 50,000 refugees have officially been admitted to the United States for resettlement this fiscal year, surpassing the revised limit set by the Trump administration. Consequently, the […]

Jun 28, 2017

The TORCH Act Aims to Help Refugees Access Higher Education

Jun 28, 2017

The TORCH Act Aims to Help Refugees Access Higher Education “Many refugees have to start from scratch when they arrive in the U.S.," said Melanie Nezer, senior vice president for public affairs at HIAS. "With the TORCH Act, Representative Huffman lowers a huge barrier to education by allowing refugees access to in-state tuition so they can get on the path to self-sufficiency as soon as they can after arrival.”

Jun 26, 2017

Supreme Court to Hear Travel Ban Case in Fall

Jun 26, 2017

Supreme Court to Hear Travel Ban Case in Fall 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.

Jun 15, 2017

A 136-Year-Old Jewish Refugee Agency’s New Mission

Jun 15, 2017

A 136-Year-Old Jewish Refugee Agency’s New Mission Read JTA's profile on HIAS’ roots and rapid evolution under the Trump administration.

Jun 14, 2017

HIAS Statement to the House Judiciary Committee on HR 2826, “The Refugee Program Integrity Restoration Act”

Jun 14, 2017

HIAS Statement to the House Judiciary Committee on HR 2826, “The Refugee Program Integrity Restoration Act” HIAS believes that The Refugee Program Integrity Restoration Act, HR2826, is just the latest legislative attempt to dismantle the refugee resettlement program, which over the course of history has shown its effectiveness in providing safety to refugees while vetting out those that seek to cause harm.

Jun 14, 2017

HIAS Statement to the House Judiciary Committee on HR 495, “The Protection of Children Act”

Jun 14, 2017

HIAS Statement to the House Judiciary Committee on HR 495, “The Protection of Children Act” HR 495 negatively impacts the protections and procedures in place for the fair treatment of unaccompanied children crossing the southern border to seek safety in the U.S.