Detention: The Wrong Answer for Asylum Seekers in the U.S.

Jun 28, 2018

Let’s be clear: detaining adults and children seeking safety, either together or apart, for any period of time, is cruel and traumatizing.
30 Jun

Shabbat Gathering Before #FamiliesBelongTogether Protest
On Saturday, June 30th, activists from around the country are heading to the White House to demand that President Trump immediately reverse his administration's “zero-tolerance” policy and end the separation and detention of families. Join HIAS and our partners for a brief Shabbat service with words and songs of inspiration before we head over to the protest.

HIAS Statement on Executive Order Establishing Indefinite Family Detention

Jun 20, 2018

"Transitioning from the cruel and inhumane policy of family separation to the cruel and inhumane policy of indefinite family detention cannot be the solution here."

06 Jul

Welcome the Stranger. Protect the Refugee
Our shared history and commitment to justice call on us to do everything we can to build upon and expand the work that many are already doing to address this attack on what is a core American and a core Jewish value: to support and welcome those who need sanctuary, protect families, and help immigrants to settle and flourish in our country. Join Melanie Nezer to learn more about the current global refugee crisis and explore how the Jewish community is taking a stand.

SLIDESHOW: HIAS Joins "Families Belong Together" Rallies

Jun 15, 2018

The government’s “zero tolerance” policy at the border is simply not being tolerated by the American public.

Jewish Organizations Oppose Family Separation

Jun 13, 2018

In a letter to AG Sessions and Secretary Nielsen, the group wrote: "Our Jewish faith demands of us concern for the stranger in our midst."

HIAS Statement on Attorney General Sessions Asylum Ruling

Jun 11, 2018

Today’s ruling rolls back safeguards for victims of domestic violence who have no recourse with the governments in their home countries, and sends a message that these women no longer deserve protection.

Deciphering the Recent Threats to Asylum in America

May 31, 2018

Learn more about the policies impacting asylum seekers and how you can stand up to make a difference.

LISTEN: Protecting Asylum in America

May 24, 2018

Listen as HIAS experts review the current situation and what can be done to protect the rights of asylum seekers.
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.