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Asylum Seekers Fear Staying in Mexico More Than Coronavirus

Apr 02, 2020

As countries around the world close borders and implement restrictions in response to coronavirus, asylum seekers are waiting even longer to access courts and other protections guaranteed by law.
A refugee chid is given a face mask in the Moria refugee camp in Greece.

As COVID-19 Responses Threaten Refugee Rights, HIAS Pushes Back

Mar 30, 2020

As HIAS staff members around the world find safe ways to deliver vital services and care for clients, they are also fighting for the needs and rights of refugees and asylum seekers in the countries where HIAS operates.

Statement on Congress Passing COVID-19 Response Bill

Mar 27, 2020

SILVER SPRING, Md. -- Today, Congress passed the Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic Security (CARES) Act, a bipartisan COVID-19 response bill. The $2 trillion in funding will increase resources for those in...

On the 40th Anniversary of the Refugee Act of 1980

Mar 16, 2020

Forty years ago, in the highest expression of the American spirit, Congress passed the Refugee Act of 1980, landmark legislation that established the U.S. refugee resettlement program and asylum system.

Statement Submitted to House Judiciary Committee on "NO BAN Act"

Feb 11, 2020

Statement submitted to the U.S. House of Representatives Committee on the Judiciary Markup of: H.R. 2214, the “National Origin-Based Antidiscrimination for Nonimmigrants Act” or the “NO BAN Act” ...

Lawsuit Settlement Will Help Reunite Refugee Families

Feb 11, 2020

This week the U.S. government entered into a major settlement with plaintiffs in Jewish Family Service v. Trump, which challenged in 2017 the third version of an executive order attempting to ban certain refugees from entering the United States.
Austin, TX Jews for Refugees Assembly, Feb. 2, 2020

Austin Assembly Rallies Support For Asylum Seekers

Feb 04, 2020

The Austin Jews for Refugees Assembly brought the Austin Jewish community together with elected officials and more than 35 local organizations.

Statement on Expansion of Travel Ban

Jan 31, 2020

SILVER SPRING, Md. – Today the Trump administration extended the reach of the travel ban to the United States, adding new restrictions on people coming from Eritrea, Kyrgyzstan, Myanmar, Nigeria, Sudan, and Tanzania.

2019 YEAR IN REVIEW: Determination and Global Growth

Dec 26, 2019

2019 saw HIAS open new international offices, continue its work of fighting for refugees and asylum seekers, and hold the Trump administration accountable for its anti-immigration actions.

HIAS' GBV Work In Sync With 16 Days Global Campaign

Nov 26, 2019

HIAS joins the 16 Days of Activism Against Gender-Based Violence campaign.

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