Asylum

05 Sep

HIAS/Freedom for Immigrants Letter Writing Program
Join HIAS for a monthly program offering compassion and solidarity to asylum seekers in detention by writing letters to individuals who have requested correspondence, helping them access hope and connection.
10 Oct

HIAS/Freedom for Immigrants Letter Writing Program
Join HIAS for a monthly program offering compassion and solidarity to asylum seekers in detention by writing letters to individuals who have requested correspondence, helping them access hope and connection.

Administration Calls for Historic Low Refugee Admissions

Sep 18, 2018

The Trump Administration yesterday announced a proposed refugee resettlement ceiling of 30,000 for Fiscal Year 2019.
29 Sep

The Global Refugee Crisis through a Jewish Lens
At a time of unprecedented global need, the U.S. is failing to meet a basic obligation to victims of war, terror, torture, and persecution. Join Mark Hetfield to learn more about the current global refugee crisis and explore how the Jewish community is taking a stand.
22 Sep

Welcoming the Stranger, Protecting the Refugee
Because of our history and our values, the Jewish people have a unique connection to refugees and displaced people across the world. In this program, we’ll ground ourselves in a shared understanding of this crisis, explore the Jewish values that command us to welcome the stranger, and learn how to take action in support of refugees worldwide.

WATCH: Melanie Nezer's ELI Talk on Home and its Meaning

Sep 06, 2018

Watch Senior Vice President for Public Affairs Melanie Nezer's ELI Talk called “The Ground Beneath My Children’s Feet: Refugees and the Jewish Story."

WATCH: Witnesses at the Border

Sep 04, 2018

Last month, 27 leaders from 17 national Jewish organizations, led by HIAS and the Anti-Defamation League, traveled to the U.S.-Mexico border to get a firsthand look at the crisis affecting families, asylum seekers, and others. This new video follows the group as they bear witness.

A Little Help From a Lawyer Can Mean a Lot: Reflections From the Border

Aug 30, 2018

HIAS sent a legal delegation of volunteers, staff, attorneys, and translators to the Port Isabel Detention Center in Texas.

Dear Real Person: Writing Letters to Detainees

Aug 22, 2018

HIAS volunteers write letters to thousands of detainees.The letters remind detainees that they have not been forgotten.

At U.S.-Mexico Border, HIAS Examines Crisis Up Close

Aug 07, 2018

In July HIAS sent a team of legal and program experts to several areas along both sides of the the U.S.-Mexico border to determine how best to respond to the family separation and asylum crisis.

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