Advocacy

The ‘Welcome to Paradise’ Series: Mandana Dayani and Debra Messing

Join HIAS and the Holocaust Museum LA for the "Welcome to Paradise: Refugees at Home in LA" program series.

HIAS' Community Engagement Sends Strong Message

Feb 16, 2021

HIAS’ community engagement team knows the start of a new presidency doesn't mean refugee advocates can take a break.

HIAS Officials Speak at UCIRF Hearing

On Feb. 10, 2021, the U.S. Commission on International Religious Freedom held a virtual hearing about ways the U.S.

Faith-Based Groups Play Critical Role Helping Refugees

Feb 11, 2021

Faith-based organizations have been critical in helping integrate refugees into host communities, said leaders of religious groups at a Feb. 9 event organized by HIAS Europe.

Refugee Advocates Will Press Biden, Congress For Major Changes

Jan 29, 2021

“We cannot be complacent just because Joe Biden is in the White House,” said Naomi Steinberg, HIAS’ vice president of policy and advocacy.

Family Separation, Three Years On

Jan 29, 2021

Jacob Soboroff, NBC News and MSNBC correspondent and bestselling author, and Sue Kenney-Pfalzer, HIAS’ director for the Border and Asylum Network, discussed the current state of the family separation crisis, the impact it has had, and how organizations like HIAS are using our national legal and asylum networks to fight back.

HIAS Report Maps Process for Ending MPP, the “Humanitarian Disaster”

Jan 27, 2021

A new HIAS report, “Roadmap to Recovery: A Path Forward after the Remain in Mexico Program” offers comprehensive recommendations on how to end and dismantle MPP. The executive summary of the report was recently shared with the Biden transition team.

Hard Work Ahead to Repair Broken U.S. Asylum System

Jan 21, 2021

As the Biden administration prepares to undo the damage done to the immigration system, it will be under pressure to work quickly but it will be hampered by complex issues regarding asylum policies and regulations.

Roadmap to Recovery

Jan 13, 2021

For years, the U.S. government allowed individuals applying for asylum to physically remain in the United States while their cases were adjudicated.

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