Asylum

After Moria Disaster, What Comes Next?

Sep 18, 2020

The destruction of Europe's largest refugee camp has left 10,000 refugees and asylum seekers homeless and with little information about where they are headed next.
Moria refugee camp fire

Fire Destroys Moria Refugee Camp, Leaving Thousands Homeless

Sep 11, 2020

More than 12,000 refugees and asylum seekers on the Greek island of Lesvos are now without shelter or access to any basic services.

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.

USCIS Is Out of Money. That's a 'Definitive Threat' to Refugee Admissions.

Jul 30, 2020

“Welcoming asylum seekers, welcoming refugees ... is really a collective responsibility that all Americans should share,” says León Rodriguez, a former head of the agency.

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: How Proposed Asylum Changes Threaten L.A. Asylum Seekers

Jul 13, 2020

A HIAS webinar about how newly proposed regulations threaten asylum as we know it, why protecting asylum is at the heart of the Jewish experience, and why doing so is central to addressing systemic racism and inequities.

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.

Opinion: Asylum, Which Made the U.S. a Leader in Protecting Jews, Could Disappear

Jul 06, 2020

Sam Yebri, who was brought to the United States by HIAS, explains why Jews should fight on behalf of the asylum system.

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