Mexico

Good News and Bad News at the U.S.-Mexico Border

Apr 07, 2021

Some asylum seekers trapped in Mexico are finally being allowed into the United States, but other border policies are still causing serious harm to people in need of safety.

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?

Statement Submitted to the U.S. House of Representatives Committee on Homeland Security

Mar 19, 2021

Statement submitted to the U.S. House of Representatives Committee on Homeland Security Hearing on
“The Way Forward on Homeland Security”

HIAS is the international Jewish humanitarian organization that provides vital services to refugees and asylum seekers in...

Family Separation, Three Years On

Jan 29, 2021

Jacob Soboroff, NBC News and MSNBC correspondent and bestselling author, and Sue Kenney-Pfalzer, HIAS’ director for the Border and Asylum Network, discussed the current state of the family separation crisis, the impact it has had, and how organizations like HIAS are using our national legal and asylum networks to fight back.

HIAS Report Maps Process for Ending MPP, the “Humanitarian Disaster”

Jan 27, 2021

A new HIAS report, “Roadmap to Recovery: A Path Forward after the Remain in Mexico Program” offers comprehensive recommendations on how to end and dismantle MPP. The executive summary of the report was recently shared with the Biden transition team.

Hard Work Ahead to Repair Broken U.S. Asylum System

Jan 21, 2021

As the Biden administration prepares to undo the damage done to the immigration system, it will be under pressure to work quickly but it will be hampered by complex issues regarding asylum policies and regulations.

Roadmap to Recovery

Jan 13, 2021

For years, the U.S. government allowed individuals applying for asylum to physically remain in the United States while their cases were adjudicated.

The Sidewalk School: An Education for Those “Without”

Oct 22, 2020

At the Sidewalk School, the students are all asylum-seeking children living in or near an encampment in Matamoros, Mexico.

Marking El Paso Shooting Anniversary, Continuing Work for Survivors

Aug 03, 2020

The mass shooting at an El Paso, Texas, Walmart exactly one year ago was the deadliest act of terror against the Latino community in modern American history. HIAS continues to work on behalf of some of those directly affected by the murders.

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.

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