Advocacy

Briefing: In Search of Safety — LGBTQ Refugee Protection and HIAS

Jun 25, 2020

In honor of LGBTQ Pride Month, three experts discuss the unique needs and vulnerabilities of this population, and how HIAS and our U.S. and international partners have stepped up to advocate for the human rights of our LGBTQ clients and provide lifesaving support.

This World Refugee Day, Calling on the Global Jewish Community to Act

Jun 17, 2020

The #70 million campaign will mobilize Jews to donate, raise awareness, volunteer, and advocate in support of some of the globe’s most vulnerable people.
Protesters outside the U.S. Supreme Court

COVID-19 Shows The Need For Strong Refugee Advocacy

May 20, 2020

From border policies to stimulus payments, HIAS is working to secure the rights and needs of refugees amid the pandemic.

Statement on Extension of U.S. Border Closures

May 20, 2020

SILVER SPRING, Md. — Yesterday, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) announced the continuation of the executive order that, under the guise of protecting the United States from the transmission of COVID...

Briefing: Jewish Community Advocacy During COVID-19

May 15, 2020

HIAS teamed up with the Jewish Council for Public Affairs and MAZON, a Jewish hunger-relief organization, to discuss how the Jewish community is reacting to the COVID-19 pandemic.

Briefing: Helping Refugees and Asylum Seekers in California Amidst COVID-19

May 14, 2020

HIAS and its three California affiliates — JFCS-East Bay, JFS Silicon Valley, and JFS San Diego — discuss serving refugees and asylum seekers during the COVID-19 crisis.

A Global Perspective on the Modern Perils of Seeking Asylum

May 05, 2020

The international human rights system is fragile—HIAS will continue to represent, advocate, and litigate for something better and more rights-compliant.

Up Close and Personal at the U.S.-Mexico Border

May 05, 2020

A volunteer who went on a HIAS delegation to the U.S.-Mexico border just before the pandemic recalls his work and the emotional impact of the trip.

LISTEN: CFR Discussion on How COVID-19 is Affecting Refugees

Apr 30, 2020

The Council on Foreign Relations interviews HIAS' VP of International Programs Rachel Levitan.

Things to Know About Refugees and COVID-19

Apr 14, 2020

Some important things to keep in mind about refugees and COVID-19.

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