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One Green Card, One Diploma, One Happy Graduate

Jul 02, 2021

Mikes Joseph needed HIAS' help to get his green card so he could graduate nursing school.

Listen: Podcast Recounts Asylum Seekers' Border Nightmare

May 11, 2021

In the latest episode of Crossing Borders, we hear from asylum seekers trapped at the U.S.-Mexico border and the HIAS workers trying to get them to safety.

Advocates Sue Trump Admin for Obstructing Immigrants’ Access to Justice

Jan 12, 2021

WASHINGTON — Late Monday, five immigrant justice groups filed suit against the Department of Justice’s (DOJ) Executive Office for Immigration Review (EOIR) — which operates the nation’s...

Seeking Asylum, Saving a Baby

Nov 06, 2020

Lina and Hank, asylum seekers in Matamoros, Mexico, needed to go to the U.S. for their baby's birth which required surgery not available in Mexico.

Asylum, An Essential Lifeline

Asylum is in the news a lot these days. Borders closed, children forcibly separated from parents, people detained in cages.

A Day in the Life of HIAS Border Fellow Luis Gonzalez

Watch “A Day in the Life of HIAS Border Fellow Luis Gonzalez” to see what making a difference looks like firsthand.

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.

Helping Asylees Access Benefits: AsyleeOutreach.org

Feb 19, 2020

HIAS' Asylee Outreach Program's new website, asyleeoutreach.org, offers information on asylee benefits in both English and Spanish.

Lawsuit Settlement Will Help Reunite Refugee Families

Feb 11, 2020

This week the U.S. government entered into a major settlement with plaintiffs in Jewish Family Service v. Trump, which challenged in 2017 the third version of an executive order attempting to ban certain refugees from entering the United States.

Statement on Expansion of Travel Ban

Jan 31, 2020

SILVER SPRING, Md. – Today the Trump administration extended the reach of the travel ban to the United States, adding new restrictions on people coming from Eritrea, Kyrgyzstan, Myanmar, Nigeria, Sudan, and Tanzania.

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