Advocacy

Protecting Genocide Survivors through Refugee Resettlement

Nov 19, 2021

For Rohingya refugees displaced in Bangladeshi camps, conditions grow ever more dire as international aid dwindles, Rohingya social justice activist Yasmin Ullah reported during a webinar co-sponsored by HIAS and the United States Holocaust Memorial Museum on November 16.

Jewish Community Mobilizes to Pioneer New Resettlement Model

Nov 17, 2021

Together with partners in the American Jewish community, HIAS is launching a network of what it hopes will be at least 100 sponsorship circles. Through these Welcome Circles, HIAS plans to resettle between 500 to 1,000 Afghan refugees in communities across the country.

Let's Talk About Climate Change and Refugees

Nov 04, 2021

Climate change is not theoretical, so HIAS is now talking about its significant impact on migration.

MPP’s Return Will Make Bad Border Situation Worse

Oct 20, 2021

With the pending return of MPP, HIAS is on the ground in Mexico assessing the current situation.

Briefing Call: Afghan Arrivals, Haiti, and More

Sep 30, 2021

Catch the latest developments about newly arrived Afghans, asylum seekers at the U.S.-Mexico border, deportations to Haiti, and more.

Title 42: Over a Million Expulsions and No End in Sight

Sep 23, 2021

Title 42 has largely closed America’s borders to refugees and asylum seekers. When the pandemic hit, Trump administration invoked the 75-year-old public health law that, they claimed, gave immigration authorities the power to expel migrants without providing them their legally mandated opportunity to seek protection in the U.S.

Joint Letter to President Biden, Secretary Mayorkas and Attorney General Garland on Title 42

Sep 20, 2021

HIAS, along with 70 other organizations, has signed a letter demanding that the Biden administration "immediately end its embrace, defense, and advancement of illegal and cruel Trump administration policies that harm families and people seeking protection and bolster xenophobic rhetoric by treating people seeking protection as threats."

Afghan Humanitarian Parolees Are Refugees, Hetfield Writes to Washington Post

Sep 20, 2021

In a letter to the editor of the Washington Post, Mark Hetfield argued that Afghan humanitarian parolees should have access to the same rights and benefits as refugees.

The Tragedy of "Remain in Mexico"

Sep 17, 2021

For 70,000 people, the U.S. Supreme Court’s late August “Remain in Mexico” decision is a tragedy beyond their control.

Former Board Chair Dale Schwartz Remembered

Aug 31, 2021

Dale Schwartz, a long-time member of the HIAS board and past HIAS board chair, died August 27.

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