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.


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."

HIAS Urges Trump Administration to Preserve Due Process in Immigration Courts

Apr 12, 2018

"The stripping away of protections for immigrants and asylum seekers unfolding in the U.S. immigration system threatens our most fundamental American values of freedom and due process."

HIAS Statement on Fourth Circuit Ruling on Muslim Ban

Feb 15, 2018

“The court’s decision today is yet another affirmation that discrimination on the basis of faith has no place in America."

JFS v. Trump Team Responds to Judge Robart Ruling

Dec 23, 2017

U.S. District Judge James Robart issued a ruling largely blocking implementation of the Trump administration’s most recent refugee restrictions.

Fighting the Ban: JFS v. Trump Has its Day in Court

Dec 21, 2017

U.S. District Judge James Robart, who was one of the first judges to rule against the first executive order from January, said he would decide before Christmas whether to block the current ban on refugees.

As Travel Ban Goes Into Effect, Federal Courts Hear Appeals

Dec 08, 2017

U.S. Court of Appeals for the Fourth and Ninth Circuits heard oral arguments in two challenges to the Trump Administration's latest travel ban this week.

HIAS Responds to Supreme Court Order Resuming Travel Ban

Dec 04, 2017

We will always speak out in opposition to policies that ban people on the basis of their faith, country of birth or nationality.