Topic: United States

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Jul 2, 2021

One Green Card, One Diploma, One Happy Graduate

Jul 2, 2021

One Green Card, One Diploma, One Happy Graduate Mikes Joseph needed HIAS' help to get his green card so he could graduate nursing school.

May 3, 2021

President Biden Fulfills Pledge to Raise Refugee Admissions Cap to 62,500

May 3, 2021

President Biden Fulfills Pledge to Raise Refugee Admissions Cap to 62,500 President Biden Fulfills Pledge to Raise Refugee Admissions Cap to 62,500 May 03, 2021 WASHINGTON — On May 3, President Biden officially raised the U.S.’ refugee admissions cap for this fiscal year from an all-time low of 15,000 to 62,500. HIAS commends the Biden administration for taking this long-overdue action and acknowledging the vocal public support […]

Apr 16, 2021

President Biden Breaks Promise to Raise Refugee Admissions Cap

Apr 16, 2021

President Biden Breaks Promise to Raise Refugee Admissions Cap President Biden Breaks Promise to Raise Refugee Admissions Cap Apr 16, 2021 WASHINGTON — On April 16, President Biden announced the U.S.’ refugee admissions cap for this fiscal year will remain at the all-time low of 15,000 set by the Trump administration. At the same time, the president is ending the existing discriminatory quotas on […]

Apr 7, 2021

Good News and Bad News at the U.S.-Mexico Border

Apr 7, 2021

Good News and Bad News at the U.S.-Mexico Border Some asylum seekers trapped in Mexico are finally being allowed into the United States, but other border policies are still causing serious harm to people in need of safety.

Mar 2, 2021

How (And Why) to Fix the U.S. Asylum and Refugee Systems

Mar 2, 2021

How (And Why) to Fix the U.S. Asylum and Refugee Systems León Rodríguez, a HIAS board member and former director of U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services, explains how to repair the damage to the asylum system and refugee resettlement.

Mar 2, 2021

Asylum Seekers Often Struggle to Find Health Care

Mar 2, 2021

Asylum Seekers Often Struggle to Find Health Care Many asylum seekers and other non-citizens struggle to afford or even get access to health care, even in life-threatening situations.

Feb 18, 2021

HIAS Welcomes U.S. Citizenship Act

Feb 18, 2021

HIAS Welcomes U.S. Citizenship Act HIAS Welcomes U.S. Citizenship Act Feb 18, 2021 WASHINGTON — Today, Democrats in Congress introduced the U.S. Citizenship Act, a bill incorporating President Biden’s legislative priorities on immigration. The bill would make America’s immigration system more humane and offer millions of people already living in the United States a path to citizenship. Among the bill’s provisions […]

Feb 4, 2021

HIAS Supports Introduction of Dream Act

Feb 4, 2021

HIAS Supports Introduction of Dream Act HIAS Supports Introduction of Dream Act Feb 04, 2021 WASHINGTON — Today, Senators Dick Durbin and Lindsey Graham introduced the Dream Act in the Senate. If passed, the bill would provide a pathway to citizenship for nearly 2 million undocumented people, including current DACA recipients, those eligible to apply for DACA, and other immigrant youth. […]

Jan 29, 2021

Refugee Advocates Will Press Biden, Congress For Major Changes

Jan 29, 2021

Refugee Advocates Will Press Biden, Congress For Major Changes “We cannot be complacent just because Joe Biden is in the White House,” said Naomi Steinberg, HIAS’ vice president of policy and advocacy.

Jan 27, 2021

HIAS Report Maps Process for Ending MPP, the “Humanitarian Disaster”

Jan 27, 2021

HIAS Report Maps Process for Ending MPP, the “Humanitarian Disaster” A new HIAS report, “Roadmap to Recovery: A Path Forward after the Remain in Mexico Program” offers comprehensive recommendations on how to end and dismantle MPP. The executive summary of the report was recently shared with the Biden transition team.