US Legal

At the Border of Hope and Despair

Sep 06, 2019

HIAS Board Chair Bob Aronson shares his thoughts after recently seeing the situation up close in El Paso, TX, and Juarez, Mexico.

NY Bar Foundation Presents HIAS with $18,000 Grant

Aug 19, 2019

The New York Bar Foundation recently presented HIAS with a grant of $18,000 to support the organization's Strengthening Legal Defense for Immigrants and Asylum Seekers program.

WATCH: A Day in the Life of HIAS Border Fellow Luis Gonzalez

Jul 17, 2019

Watch “A Day in the Life of HIAS Border Fellow Luis Gonzalez” to see what making a difference looks like firsthand.
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WATCH: Asylum, An Essential Lifeline

Jun 25, 2019

Asylum is in the news a lot these days. Borders closed, children forcibly separated from parents, people detained in cages. Yet, many of us still don’t know what asylum really means and how it works. Watch our new video to learn more.

Border Fellow Helps Those Seeking a "Glimmer of Hope"

Apr 09, 2019

Nicolas Palazzo is the new HIAS Border Fellow working in El Paso, Texas.
06 Mar

HIAS Direct Service Volunteer Program in Baltimore: Information Session Webinar
With our client base in Baltimore growing, we are expanding our volunteer network for our Baltimore clients. Whether you are an experienced educator or attorney, have language skills, or are interested in welcoming newcomers into your community, we invite you to take the first step towards becoming a HIAS Legal Volunteer and to join our Information Session Webinar.

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.

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.

At U.S.-Mexico Border, HIAS Examines Crisis Up Close

Aug 07, 2018

In July HIAS sent a team of legal and program experts to several areas along both sides of the the U.S.-Mexico border to determine how best to respond to the family separation and asylum crisis.

Being an Immigration Attorney in the Age of Trump

Jul 09, 2018

Demonstrating the power of creative, rebellious lawyering.

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