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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.

LISTEN: Asylum and Family Separation Briefing Call

Aug 03, 2018

Listen as HIAS experts discuss the current situation with separated parents and children and asylum seekers, what HIAS is doing, and how we can work together to fight back.

On Anniversary of Refugee Convention, HIAS Stands Committed to Welcome

Jul 27, 2018

This Saturday, July 28th, marks the 67th anniversary of the 1951 United Nations Refugee Convention.

HIAS Statement on New Asylum Guidance

Jul 12, 2018

SILVER SPRING, Md.—New guidance from the Department of Homeland Security will make it harder for people to assert their right to asylum.

“This guidance, issued without following the process required of new regulations, violates longstanding international and U.S. law,” said Mark Hetfield,...

Being an Immigration Attorney in the Age of Trump

Jul 09, 2018

Demonstrating the power of creative, rebellious lawyering.

Rabbis Visit U.S./Mexico Border, Respond to Crisis

Jul 05, 2018

The day before Americans celebrated their independence, HIAS helped lead a delegation of nearly 40 rabbis and community leaders to the U.S.-Mexico border, where people are seeking freedom.

What You Can Do Right Now to Protect Asylum Seekers

Jul 05, 2018

This is the moment to stand up and speak out.

Reflections of an Asylum Seeker Turned Graduate

Jul 03, 2018

Though her education was interrupted several times as she sought safety, Benicya received her diploma from the Manhattan Comprehensive Night & Day High School on Tuesday, June 26. Read as she describes her journey in her own words.