Latin America

HIAS Applauds Expansion of CAM Program

Jun 16, 2021

SILVER SPRING, Md. — On June 15, the U.S. Departments of State and Homeland Security announced the expansion of the Central American Minors (CAM) program. The program was established in 2014 as a way for certain U.S.-based parents of children from the Northern Triangle countries of...

The Real Story at the U.S.-Mexico Border

What is the status of human rights at the border? Who is able to seek safety in our country, and who is being turned away from seeking asylum?

Colombia's Bold Gesture to Help Venezuelan Refugees

Mar 16, 2021

At the beginning of this month, the president of Colombia signed an order to help address the biggest refugee crisis in the Western Hemisphere.

For Trans Women Refugees, HIAS Can Be a Lifeline

Jun 30, 2020

With more and more transgender women approaching HIAS for help, particularly in Latin America, we have made their well-being a top priority.

At the Border of Hope and Despair

Sep 06, 2019

HIAS Board Chair Bob Aronson shares his thoughts after recently seeing the situation up close in El Paso, TX, and Juarez, Mexico.

HIAS Ecuador Responds to Border Emergency

Aug 28, 2019

HIAS Ecuador worked around the clock over the past several days to assist Venezuelans who were streaming into the country, crossing the border before they felt it might be too late.

HIAS, UNHCR Statement on Fraud in Aruba

Mar 27, 2019

The United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR) and HIAS Aruba are not aware of and are not affiliated with the group “Movimiento Todos Por Venezuela”.

Safe Spaces Open Up in Latin America

Jan 02, 2019

The Regional Safe Spaces Network of the Americas helps organizations working with refugees in Latin America to provide services for victims of sexual and gender-based violence.

HIAS Costa Rica Helps Launch Legal Support Network for Refugees

Apr 30, 2018

“This powerful new coalition will expand the reach of our work and provide refugees and asylum seekers with vital and timely legal advice."

In Ecuador, Starting Over Through Baking

Apr 11, 2018

"My biggest dream is to own a bakery where I can give jobs to people who need it," Patricia says.