HIAS, a Jewish agency that resettles refugees in the United States, was honored by the humanitarian organization Islamic Relief USA for its "tireless work assisting refugees and for standing up against the refugee ban in the court of law."

HIAS was among three organizations and six individuals who spearheaded the litigation against President Donald Trump's executive orders temporarily banning refugees and travelers from six Muslim-majority countries. The orders, one in January and an amended one in March, triggered large protests, some organized by HIAS and other immigration advocacy groups.

Islamic Relief USA was one of the many organizations to join an amicus brief by religious organizations supporting HIAS' litigation in opposition to the ban.

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