Asylum

What To Know About the Migrant Buses — and HIAS’ Response

Oct 03, 2022

Since April 2022, tens of thousands of asylum seekers and migrants have been sent from Texas and Arizona to Washington, D.C., New York City, Chicago, and Martha's Vineyard, Massachusetts. HIAS staff involved in the local and national response explain the situation and what HIAS is doing to help.
 Magdiel Galeano Gómez (right) and his husband Jeffrey (left) attend Costa Rica’s pride march on June 26, 2022 in San Jose.

Economic Inclusion Programs Help LGBTQ Activist Build a Business – and a New Life

Jun 30, 2022

As a political and LGBTQ activist, Magdiel Galeano Gómez had to flee Nicaragua after multiple attempts on his life. With HIAS Costa Rica by his side, he and his husband were able to build new lives – and a thriving ecologically-friendly business.

Recent Supreme Court Decisions Erode Migrants’ Rights

Jun 27, 2022

As refugee advocates anxiously wait for the Supreme Court to determine the fate of the “Remain in Mexico” program, a spate of recent decisions have harmful implications for migrants, including those seeking asylum in the U.S.

Nicaraguan Asylum Seekers Keep Heading to Costa Rica

Jun 03, 2022

For several years the number of asylum applications in Costa Rica has increased dramatically.

CEO Mark Hetfield Reflects on Visit to U.S.-Mexico Border

May 31, 2022

In a short video interview, HIAS CEO Mark Hetfield reflects on his recent visit to Mexico, how Title 42 affects the U.S. asylum system, and what HIAS is doing in Mexico to help asylum seekers.

Stranded in Mexico: The Human Cost of Title 42

May 18, 2022

Ana and James, asylum seekers from Mexico and Haiti, fled to the U.S.-Mexico border in search of safety. Forced to remain in the most dangerous areas of Mexico under Title 42, both found danger and violence instead.

Nuria's Story: A Girl in Kenya Survives Abuse with HIAS' Help

Apr 28, 2022

Nuria and her siblings were violently mistreated but they got a referral to a HIAS Kenya office and got the support they needed.

Demonstrators Outside Supreme Court Demand End to MPP

Apr 26, 2022

At a rally outside the Supreme Court where oral arguments took place on whether the Biden administration can end the MPP policy, activists called for the termination of the cruel program.

After More Than Two Years, Title 42 Set to End May 23

Apr 08, 2022

After over two years of preventing asylum seekers from exercising their right to seek asylum at the U.S. border, Title 42, a World War II-era public health law invoked by the Trump administration ostensibly to prevent the spread of COVID-19, is finally set to end on May 23.

HIAS Finds Ways to Help in Honduras

Apr 06, 2022

HIAS might expand its Latin American presence to help internally displaced people in communities also suffering from unemployment and gang violence.

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