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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.”
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SILVER SPRING, Md. – Last night, the U.S. House Judiciary Committee approved the Dream Act of 2019 and American Promise Act of 2019.
The New York Bar Foundation recently presented HIAS with a grant of $18,000 to support the organization's Strengthening Legal Defense for Immigrants and Asylum Seekers program.
HIAS submitted the following statement to the U.S. Senate Committee on the Judiciary, Subcommittee on Border Security and Immigration, for today's hearing “At the Breaking Point: The Humanitarian and Security Crisis at our Southern Border.”
SILVER SPRING, Md. -- Last night, President Trump issued a memorandum that would make it more difficult for individuals to exercise their fundamental right to seek asylum, and place new restrictions on those who do.
There are no words to express how saddened and outraged we are by the brutal act of violence in San Diego today during the celebration of the end of Passover, a holiday of liberation and freedom.
Silver Spring, Md.–HIAS organized a Jewish letter of support for the NO BAN Act,