Since its inception, HIAS has employed aggressive advocacy as a primary tenet of its mission. Please click on the issues below to learn more about current immigration and refugee policy and to learn how you can play a part in our advocacy work.
HIAS lobbies on this vital legislation that protects persecuted religious minorities in Iran and allows them to resettle in the United States.
Asylum in Israel
As part of HIAS’ operations in Israel, HIAS works closely with the Israeli government in efforts to establish an Israeli asylum system.
Through direct lobbying and grassroots work, HIAS advocates for just and human immigration policies.
HIAS educates its grassroots supporters and engages in advocacy to promote an even greater role of leadership for the United States in the field of protection for refugees and asylum seekers.
In the wake of the disastrous earthquake, HIAS is pushing Congress and the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) to do more to help Haitians.