Asylum

The Refugee Convention at 70

Jul 30, 2021

This week marks the 70th anniversary of the Refugee Convention of 1951, the international legal document which was intended to ensure solutions for refugees.

Historic First for Asylees in California

Jul 20, 2021

California is set to be the first state in the nation to introduce case management services for asylees.

Help for Elderly Asylum Seekers in Israel Could Be on the Way

Jul 16, 2021

HIAS Israel has filed a petition against the ministries of interior, health, and labor and social services on behalf of several elderly asylum seekers.

We Still Need to Help at the U.S-Mexico Border

Jun 29, 2021

HIAS President and CEO Mark Hetfield visited the HIAS teams in Monterrey, Ciudad Juárez, Tijuana, and Mexicali who are helping hundreds of asylum seekers.

A High-Level Visit for HIAS Offices in Panama and Ecuador

Jun 23, 2021

UN High Commissioner for Refugees Filippo Grandi met with HIAS clients in Panama and Ecuador.

WATCH: To Start Another Life, Free

Jun 17, 2021

Ilia, a gay man originally from Russia, has been able to restart his life in safety in the U.S. In this original video, he recounts his ordeal, his escape from Russia, and how he has “learned to be free” in his new homeland.

Pride Month: Attorney Cynthia Katz Reflects

HIAS Supervising Attorney Cynthia Katz reflects on helping LGBTQ refugees during Pride Month.

Yiftach Millo

Let Me Tell You Why I Think of Adam During Pride Month

Jun 07, 2021

Yiftach Millo has worked on LGBTQ refugee issues for many years, but for Pride month he tells the story of Adam, the "ultimate" refugee.

HIAS Welcomes The End of 'Remain In Mexico' Policy

Jun 02, 2021

On June 1, Secretary of Homeland Security Alejandro Mayorkas issued a memorandum officially terminating the Remain in Mexico program. Formally referred to as the Migrant Protection Protocols, or MPP, the Remain in Mexico program forced more than 71,000 asylum seekers to wait in dangerous areas...

Pressure Grows On Biden To Reverse Title 42

May 27, 2021

The use of the harsh Trump era policy is gaining wider attention — and earning more and more criticism.

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