Advocacy

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

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.

HIAS National Refugee Shabbat Message

HIAS President and CEO Mark Hetfield shares a message for National Refugee Shabbat 5780/2020.

Mark Hetfield's Congressional Testimony On Syrian Refugees

HIAS President and CEO Mark Hetfield testifies before the House Judiciary Committee on the Syrian refugee crisis and its impact on the security of the U.S. refugee admissions program.

Mark Hetfield Speaks at Human Rights Shabbat

HIAS President and CEO Mark Hetfield speaks at Temple Emanu-El's Human Rights Shabbat in New York City on Dec. 21, 2019.

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