Advocacy

More Than 1400 Jewish Clergy Sign Petition to Protect Asylum

Jul 23, 2019

More than 1400 Jewish clergy members signed a petition calling on elected officials to protect the legal right to seek asylum in the U.S., and on July 18, a delegation of rabbis, attorneys, and advocates went to Capitol Hill to deliver it to key members of Congress.

Reflections of a Refugee Turned Advocate

Jun 21, 2019

Kassim Hussein Rajab, a refugee from DRC, tells his story on Capitol Hill and advocates for policy changes to help refugees.
17 Jul

HIAS-Freedom For Immigrants Letter Writing Program
Join HIAS for a monthly program offering compassion and solidarity to asylum seekers in detention through a formal letter writing program with individuals who have requested correspondence, helping them access hope and connection.
20 Jun

Welcome Home Jersey City Celebrates World Refugee Day
World Refugee Day is a call to action to raise our collective voices in support of refugees at a time when there has never been a greater need. Join us to hear the stories of refugees and learn how to advocate for them, to make new friends, and to have some fun!
17 Jun

HIAS-Freedom For Immigrants Letter Writing Program
Join HIAS for a monthly program offering compassion and solidarity to asylum seekers in detention through a formal letter writing program with individuals who have requested correspondence, helping them access hope and connection.
15 May

HIAS-Freedom For Immigrants Letter Writing Program
Join HIAS for a monthly program offering compassion and solidarity to asylum seekers in detention through a formal letter writing program with individuals who have requested correspondence, helping them access hope and connection.

Democrats Try to Repeal Muslim, Refugee, and Asylum Bans

Apr 11, 2019

Congressional Democrats are trying to repeal President Trump's bans that target Muslims, refugees, and asylum seekers.
03 Apr

HIAS-Freedom For Immigrants Letter Writing Program
Join HIAS for a monthly program offering compassion and solidarity to asylum seekers in detention through a formal letter writing program with individuals who have requested correspondence, helping them access hope and connection.

Homeland Security Secretary Nielsen Testifies on Border Security

Mar 06, 2019

Department of Homeland Security Secretary Kirstjen Nielsen today defended the Trump Administration’s declaration of a national emergency at the Southern border and asked for changes in laws regarding the process of asylum seekers into the United States.

LISTEN: The Actual "National Emergency": Threats to Asylum

Feb 22, 2019

Listen to an overview of policy changes related to asylum seekers and the U.S.-Mexico border, and ways for you to take action.

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