Asylum

In Aruba, 1,000 People Call for Help and HIAS Answers the Phone

Apr 26, 2021

HIAS Aruba is helping the island's government register asylum seekers for the COVID-19 vaccination.

Good News and Bad News at the U.S.-Mexico Border

Apr 07, 2021

Some asylum seekers trapped in Mexico are finally being allowed into the United States, but other border policies are still causing serious harm to people in need of safety.

The Real Story at the U.S.-Mexico Border

What is the status of human rights at the border? Who is able to seek safety in our country, and who is being turned away from seeking asylum?

What's Really Happening at the U.S.-Mexico Border?

Mar 23, 2021

What is the situation at the border and with asylum seekers? And what changes has the Biden administration made to its policies? Here are some answers.

Statement Submitted to the U.S. House of Representatives Committee on Homeland Security

Mar 19, 2021

Statement submitted to the U.S. House of Representatives Committee on Homeland Security Hearing on
“The Way Forward on Homeland Security”

HIAS is the international Jewish humanitarian organization that provides vital services to refugees and asylum seekers in...

Helping Women Find Safety and New Opportunities

Mar 08, 2021

On International Women's Day we focus on programs in Ecuador, Israel, and Chad where HIAS is focusing on women and helping them find safety and new opportunities.

How (And Why) to Fix the U.S. Asylum and Refugee Systems

Mar 02, 2021

León Rodríguez, a HIAS board member and former director of U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services, explains how to repair the damage to the asylum system and refugee resettlement.

Asylum Seekers Often Struggle to Find Health Care

Mar 02, 2021

Many asylum seekers and other non-citizens struggle to afford or even get access to health care, even in life-threatening situations.

An Important Step Forward in Undoing MPP

Feb 19, 2021

WASHINGTON — Today, at the San Ysidro border crossing in San Diego, asylum seekers will finally begin to receive the justice and due process they have been denied for two years. 

A small group of asylum seekers affected by the Migrant Protection Protocols, or MPP, will be the first people...

Asylum Seekers Lead the Charge for Rights in Israel

Feb 17, 2021

For asylum seekers in Israel, the mass unemployment, food insecurity, and lack of access to health care caused by the COVID-19 pandemic highlights their decade-long struggle for refugee status and basic rights.

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