Asylum

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.

To Start Another Life, Free

Ilia, a gay man originally from Russia, has been able to restart his life in safety in the U.S.

One Man's Journey Is Every Man's Story

May 24, 2021

Yeinier's journey from Cuba to the United States took 22 months; with HIAS’ help, his story had a happy ending, but it came at a high price.

Waiting 6 Years for a Hug

May 14, 2021

Claris has been waiting for six years to hug her children. Thanks to HIAS, she just got her chance.

Listen: Podcast Recounts Asylum Seekers' Border Nightmare

May 11, 2021

In the latest episode of Crossing Borders, we hear from asylum seekers trapped at the U.S.-Mexico border and the HIAS workers trying to get them to safety.

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.

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