Legal Protection

WATCH: Mark Hetfield Moderates Refugee Panel at Halifax Forum

Nov 20, 2018

HIAS President and CEO Mark Hetfield moderated a discussion at the Halifax International Security Forum on global migration and the refugee crisis.

HIAS Statement on Possible Executive Action Restricting Asylum

Oct 26, 2018

Individuals who arrive in the U.S. with a credible fear of persecution if returned home must have their claims heard. HIAS calls on the Administration to respect the rule of law, and ensure a fair and humane process for all asylum seekers who arrive at our borders and seek protection.

HIAS-ADL Jewish Leadership Border Mission

Jewish Leaders on HIAS-ADL Trip Witness Border Crisis Up Close

Aug 24, 2018

Sometimes you have to see things for yourself and that is just what 27 leaders from 17 national Jewish organizations did on August 21-22 as part of a HIAS-ADL led delegation to view firsthand the crisis at the U.S.-Mexico border.

LISTEN: Asylum and Family Separation Briefing Call

Aug 03, 2018

Listen as HIAS experts discuss the current situation with separated parents and children and asylum seekers, what HIAS is doing, and how we can work together to fight back.

WATCH: Protecting Refugees in Greece, An Interfaith Response

Jun 20, 2018

A new video tells the story of a unique partnership between HIAS and Islamic Relief USA which is helping to ensure that the most vulnerable refugees in Greece receive access to legal protection.

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.

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."

Two Years After EU-Turkey Deal, New HIAS Report Puts EASO Under the Microscope

Mar 26, 2018

The new report, “EASO’s Operation on the Greek Hotspot: An overlooked consequence of the EU-Turkey Deal,” was released under the Greece Refugee Rights Initiative, a joint initiative between HIAS and Islamic Relief USA.

One Year On, Protecting the Legal Rights of Refugees in Costa Rica

Feb 14, 2018

On February 13, 2017, HIAS began assisting refugees in Costa Rica. 12 months later, we're exceeding expectations.

HIAS Greece Wins Release of Three Detained Syrians on Lesvos

Nov 01, 2017

“This decision reinforces the fundamental rights of asylum seekers to challenge their detention by Greek authorities,” said Vassilis Kerasiotis, country director for HIAS Greece.

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