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Throughout our more than 135 years serving refugees, HIAS has routinely represented asylum seekers and immigrants in court and weighed in on pressing legal issues. Read more to learn about our legal work.


 

HIAS' Pro Bono Program Adapts to Life With COVID-19

Mar 27, 2020

Thanks to the generosity of our pro bono attorneys and our resilient staff in our HIAS office in Mexico, we continue to serve clients remotely.

Helping Asylees Access Benefits: AsyleeOutreach.org

Feb 19, 2020

HIAS' Asylee Outreach Program's new website, asyleeoutreach.org, offers information on asylee benefits in both English and Spanish.

Laptops and Lawyers Can Help Asylum Seekers in Mexico

Jan 16, 2020

HIAS joined a pilot program to help asylum seekers find and work with U.S.-based lawyers via teleconferencing in Ciudad Juárez.

HIAS, Refugee Agencies, Argue Against Trump Executive Order

Jan 08, 2020

Oral arguments were heard in HIAS v. Trump, as the executive order allowing state and local officials to stop refugees from being resettled in their jurisdictions was challenged in court.

HIAS, Refugee Agencies Sue Pres. Trump Over Executive Order

Nov 21, 2019

HIAS, together with two other refugee resettlement agencies, are taking President Trump to court over his recent executive order giving state and local officials authority to block refugee resettlement in their jurisdictions.

“There is No Normal” at the US-Mexico Border

Oct 11, 2019

At an immigration law and policy conference, telling the hard truth about the current situation at the US-Mexico border.

On Their Own Time, Lawyers Helping at the Border

May 21, 2019

HIAS-led delegations of pro bono attorneys travel to the border to provide additional legal services and build on the work being done by the HIAS Border Fellows

HIAS Border Fellow Helping Right Where the Need is Great

Nov 30, 2018

Luis Gonzalez is the new HIAS Border Fellow at Jewish Family Service in San Diego.

At Community Hearing in Maryland, Activists Speak Out for Immigrants

May 02, 2018

The intense national debate surrounding immigration is playing out in local communities across the country, including this week in Maryland.

HIAS Statement on Muslim Ban Supreme Court Hearing

Apr 24, 2018

"We are hopeful that these bans, in all their forms, will be relegated to the footnotes of history."

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