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WASHINGTON, D.C. -- A delegation of rabbis, attorneys, and advocates gathered in D.C. last week to deliver a petition signed by 1,400-plus Jewish clergy members to elected officials, calling on them to protect the essential legal right to seek asylum in the U.S.
SILVER SPRING, Md. -- This morning, the Trump administration released a new rule that will ban individuals at the southern border from seeking asylum if they fail to apply for asylum in at least one country they passed through while traveling to the United States.
HIAS condemns ICE raids on immigrants in the United States as unnecessary and inhumane.
Reinforcing the traditional role of faith communities in offering sanctuary to refugees, more than 25 faith-based actors express their further commitment to upholding the dignity of refugees through offering effective protection, access to social services and fulfilment of human rights and enhancing peacebuilding efforts.
Rosetta Stone and HIAS today announced a new partnership that will make language learning software available to help in the refugee resettlement process and to encourage cross cultural exchanges between refugee populations and hosts who assist refugees.
Robert Aronson, a Minneapolis-based attorney who has represented hundreds of refugees and asylum seekers from around the world, has been elected chair of the board of directors of HIAS.
Kids in Need of Defense (KIND) and HIAS today announced a new joint project to provide representation to forcibly separated immigrant and refugee families who have come to the United States seeking safety. The project will leverage the resources and skills of each organization to ensure that reunified asylum-seeking families have the free, high-quality pro bono legal assistance they desperately need.
Silver Spring, Md.–Yesterday, the U.S. House of Representatives made history when it passed H.R. 6, the American Dream and Promise Act, with a vote of 237-187.
Silver Spring, Md.--Last night, President Trump announced a plan to levy escalating tariffs on all imported goods from Mexico. The White House stated that this new tariff plan is a response to the “emergency at the southern border.”