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Continuing the Hard Legal Work in a Time of Limbo

May 26, 2020

The U.S.-Mexico border is effectively closed and the asylum system has ground to a halt, but there is still plenty of work to do on behalf of asylum seekers.
Protesters outside the U.S. Supreme Court

COVID-19 Shows The Need For Strong Refugee Advocacy

May 20, 2020

From border policies to stimulus payments, HIAS is working to secure the rights and needs of refugees amid the pandemic.

Briefing: Jewish Community Advocacy During COVID-19

May 15, 2020

HIAS teamed up with the Jewish Council for Public Affairs and MAZON, a Jewish hunger-relief organization, to discuss how the Jewish community is reacting to the COVID-19 pandemic.

Briefing: Helping Refugees and Asylum Seekers in California Amidst COVID-19

May 14, 2020

HIAS and its three California affiliates — JFCS-East Bay, JFS Silicon Valley, and JFS San Diego — discuss serving refugees and asylum seekers during the COVID-19 crisis.

U.S. Asylum System Grinds To a Halt During Pandemic

May 11, 2020

COVID-19 has pitched an already-backlogged asylum system into "a state of chaos."
COVID-19 Economic Impact Briefing Call

Briefing: The Economic Impact of COVID-19 on Refugees

May 07, 2020

In this HIAS briefing call, Galo Quizanga, director of global economic inclusion and Alicia Wrenn, senior director of resettlement and integration, discuss how refugees in the U.S. and around the world are being impacted economically by COVID-19.

New COVID-19 Resource Page for U.S. Clients

May 01, 2020

As the global pandemic continues, questions abound for asylum seekers, asylees, and refugees across the country.
Sivan Carmel

How Asylum Seekers In Israel Are Coping With COVID-19

Apr 30, 2020

Before the COVID-19 pandemic, asylum seekers in Israel were leading precarious lives. Now, with the country on lockdown and jobs drying up, HIAS Israel County Director Sivan Carmel says it is harder than ever for asylum seekers to stay afloat.

LISTEN: CFR Discussion on How COVID-19 is Affecting Refugees

Apr 30, 2020

The Council on Foreign Relations interviews HIAS' VP of International Programs Rachel Levitan.

HIAS Partners Find Ways to Stay Connected to Clients During Pandemic

Apr 28, 2020

Despite the challenges of the pandemic, resettlement agencies in the HIAS affiliate network across the U.S. are finding ways to stay connected with their clients.

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