Asylum

Swimming to Mexico: Helping HIAS One Stroke at a Time

Nov 07, 2019

Melinda Menzer swam across the US-Mexico border to raise awareness and money for HIAS.
06 Nov

HIAS Direct Service Volunteer Program: Volunteer Information Webinar
Whether you are an experienced educator or attorney, have language skills, or are interested in welcoming newcomers into your community, we invite you to take the first step towards becoming a HIAS Legal Volunteer and to join our Information Session Webinar on the evening of Wednesday, November 6th.
27 Oct

Humans, Not Infiltrators: Refugees and Asylum Seekers in the US and Israel
What are the US’ and Israel’s responsibilities towards asylum seekers? Who are the people fighting on behalf of asylum seekers and refugees, and how does their work preserve democratic and Jewish values? Join us at the J Street National Conference to learn more.
10 Nov

Asylum Under Threat: An Update and Call to Action
Learn how recent policy changes affect migrants seeking asylum in the U.S. and how you can help.

“There is No Normal” at the US-Mexico Border

Oct 11, 2019

At an immigration law and policy conference, telling the hard truth about the current situation at the US-Mexico border.

At the Border of Hope and Despair

Sep 06, 2019

HIAS Board Chair Bob Aronson shares his thoughts after recently seeing the situation up close in El Paso, TX, and Juarez, Mexico.

HIAS Joins Legal Brief Against Asylum Ban

Sep 06, 2019

HIAS joins an amicus brief to block the Trump administration’s latest asylum ban.

SLIDESHOW: Jewish Groups Rally to #CloseTheCamps

Aug 13, 2019

Jewish groups across the country marked Tisha b’Av, the traditional Jewish day of mourning, with vigils and protests to demand an end to the mistreatment of immigrants and refugees.

Interview: Naomi Steinberg on Changing U.S. Refugee and Asylum Policy

Aug 13, 2019

HIAS Vice President for Policy and Advocacy Naomi Steinberg shares her perspective on changing US immigration policies amid the current massive global refugee crisis.

WATCH: Melanie Nezer's TED Talk on Why Asylum is a Fundamental Right

Jul 30, 2019

HIAS Senior Vice President for Public Affairs Melanie Nezer shares an urgently needed historical perspective on the crisis at the southern U.S. border.

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