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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.

Statement on Extension of U.S. Border Closures

May 20, 2020

SILVER SPRING, Md. — Yesterday, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) announced the continuation of the executive order that, under the guise of protecting the United States from the transmission of COVID...

Up Close and Personal at the U.S.-Mexico Border

May 05, 2020

A volunteer who went on a HIAS delegation to the U.S.-Mexico border just before the pandemic recalls his work and the emotional impact of the trip.

Asylum Seekers Fear Staying in Mexico More Than Coronavirus

Apr 02, 2020

As countries around the world close borders and implement restrictions in response to coronavirus, asylum seekers are waiting even longer to access courts and other protections guaranteed by law.
An injured migrant sits behind a barbed-wire fence at the border between Turkey and Greece.

Opinion: Both the E.U. and the United States Are Endangering Refugees

Mar 10, 2020

Refugees are being mistreated at the border between Turkey and Greece, and the situation is similar to the one at the U.S.-Mexico border.

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.

Swimming to Mexico: Helping HIAS One Stroke at a Time

Nov 07, 2019

Melinda Menzer swam across the US-Mexico border to raise awareness and money for HIAS.

“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.