Asylum

HIAS Officials Speak at UCIRF Hearing

On Feb. 10, 2021, the U.S. Commission on International Religious Freedom held a virtual hearing about ways the U.S.

More than 1,000 Jewish Clergy: Ensure Refugees and Asylum Seekers Are Welcome in the United States

Feb 01, 2021

SILVER SPRING, Md. — As the Biden administration begins to repair the damage done over the past four years to the immigration system in the United States, HIAS, the international Jewish humanitarian organization for refugees and asylum seekers, is sharing the views of more than 1,100 members of...

Refugee Advocates Will Press Biden, Congress For Major Changes

Jan 29, 2021

“We cannot be complacent just because Joe Biden is in the White House,” said Naomi Steinberg, HIAS’ vice president of policy and advocacy.

Family Separation, Three Years On

Jan 29, 2021

Jacob Soboroff, NBC News and MSNBC correspondent and bestselling author, and Sue Kenney-Pfalzer, HIAS’ director for the Border and Asylum Network, discussed the current state of the family separation crisis, the impact it has had, and how organizations like HIAS are using our national legal and asylum networks to fight back.

HIAS Report Maps Process for Ending MPP, the “Humanitarian Disaster”

Jan 27, 2021

A new HIAS report, “Roadmap to Recovery: A Path Forward after the Remain in Mexico Program” offers comprehensive recommendations on how to end and dismantle MPP. The executive summary of the report was recently shared with the Biden transition team.

Hard Work Ahead to Repair Broken U.S. Asylum System

Jan 21, 2021

As the Biden administration prepares to undo the damage done to the immigration system, it will be under pressure to work quickly but it will be hampered by complex issues regarding asylum policies and regulations.

HIAS Applauds President Biden’s Quick Actions on Immigration

Jan 20, 2021

Shortly after taking office this afternoon, President Biden signed an executive order repealing the Trump administration’s travel bans, which barred people from many African and Muslim-majority countries from coming to the U.S. and also sent a sweeping immigration bill to Congress.

The Work Ahead: What's Next For The New Administration

Jan 20, 2021

The start of the Biden administration offers new hope for refugees and asylum seekers, but repairing the immigration system will take time and immense effort.
Roadmap to Recovery

Roadmap to Recovery

Jan 13, 2021

For years, the U.S. government allowed individuals applying for asylum to physically remain in the United States while their cases were adjudicated.

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