Advocacy

Strict New Regulations Limit NGOs Helping Refugees in Greece

Aug 17, 2020

When new regulations issued in Greece earlier this year suddenly hampered refugee agencies’ ability to help people seeking asylum, the HIAS Greece legal team knew they had to fight back.

House Passage of NO BAN Act a Big Win For Fair Immigration Policy

Jul 22, 2020

The bill would permanently block the Trump administration's attempts to prevent Muslims, refugees, asylum seekers, and other groups from entering the United States.

HIAS Applauds House of Representatives For Passing NO BAN Act

Jul 22, 2020

SILVER SPRING, Md. — The Trump Administration has, at different times and through different means, banned Muslims, refugees, and asylum seekers from entering the United States over the past three years. The NO BAN Act, which the U.S. House of Representatives passed today, would rescind...

Opinion: We Could be Witnessing the End of Asylum

Jul 14, 2020

We can’t let the American tradition of asylum die on our watch.

Briefing: Proposed Changes to the U.S. Asylum System

Jul 09, 2020

Smita Dazzo, HIAS' director of legal services, and Naomi Steinberg, HIAS' vice president of policy and advocacy, explain proposed changes to the U.S. asylum system and how the public can help fight back.

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.

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