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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.

HIAS on the Hill: Advocacy Days in D.C.

Feb 14, 2019

More than 50 people from around the country came to Washington, D.C., this week to advocate for refugees in the halls of the U.S. Congress.

Still Fighting the Muslim Ban After Two Years

Jan 26, 2019

It’s been two years since President Trump first signed an executive order to ban Muslims from entering the country.

UN Approves Global Compact on Refugees

Dec 18, 2018

This week in Geneva, the Global Compact on Refugees was endorsed with overwhelming support by members of the United Nations General Assembly.

WATCH: Speaking to the Kindertransport Association

Dec 02, 2018

HIAS President and CEO Mark Hetfield addressed the Kindertransport Association and discussed the importance of remembering history and reminding the United States of its responsibility.

American Jews Stand Up for Refugees on National Refugee Shabbat

Oct 24, 2018

This past Shabbat, the growing Jewish movement for refugees was strongly evident in hundreds of communities across the country.

HIAS Joins Christian Groups to ask for 75,000 Refugees

Sep 13, 2018

On September 12th, HIAS representatives and volunteers joined with several major Christian denominations to stand outside the White House and demand the Trump Administration welcome 75,000 refugees in 2019.

WATCH: Melanie Nezer's ELI Talk on Home and its Meaning

Sep 06, 2018

Watch Senior Vice President for Public Affairs Melanie Nezer's ELI Talk called “The Ground Beneath My Children’s Feet: Refugees and the Jewish Story."

WATCH: Witnesses at the Border

Sep 04, 2018

Last month, 27 leaders from 17 national Jewish organizations, led by HIAS and the Anti-Defamation League, traveled to the U.S.-Mexico border to get a firsthand look at the crisis affecting families, asylum seekers, and others. This new video follows the group as they bear witness.

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