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A New Name, a New Life

Mar 18, 2019

With the help of HIAS Greece, Ovileya, a transgender refugee woman, won her case in court to have her gender and name changed on her identification papers.

Homeland Security Secretary Nielsen Testifies on Border Security

Mar 06, 2019

Department of Homeland Security Secretary Kirstjen Nielsen today defended the Trump Administration’s declaration of a national emergency at the Southern border and asked for changes in laws regarding the process of asylum seekers into the United States.

LISTEN: The Actual "National Emergency": Threats to Asylum

Feb 22, 2019

Listen to an overview of policy changes related to asylum seekers and the U.S.-Mexico border, and ways for you to take action.

Pro Bono Trip Helps Fathers and Sons Detained at the Border

Jan 11, 2019

HIAS led another delegation of staff and volunteers to the U.S.-Mexico border to provide legal services to asylum seekers.

HIAS Border Fellow Helping Right Where the Need is Great

Nov 30, 2018

Luis Gonzalez is the new HIAS Border Fellow at Jewish Family Service in San Diego.

HIAS Statement on Possible Executive Action Restricting Asylum

Oct 26, 2018

Individuals who arrive in the U.S. with a credible fear of persecution if returned home must have their claims heard. HIAS calls on the Administration to respect the rule of law, and ensure a fair and humane process for all asylum seekers who arrive at our borders and seek protection.

Darfuris in Israel Are Grateful, But Challenges Continue

Oct 10, 2018

These African asylum seekers are grateful, but still face challenges in Israel.

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.

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.

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