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Safe at Last: Yureli and Her Daughters Win Asylum

Jul 06, 2017

Yureli and her daughters won asylum on March 13, 2017, with pro-bono legal assistance from HIAS. “I felt free. I had happiness in my heart, and relief,” Yureli said.

Between Fire and a Cliff: Emmanuel Wins Asylum in America

Apr 26, 2017

For Emmanuel, escaping Cameroon was only the first step toward freedom—seeking the protection as an asylum seeker in the United States presents its own set of challenges. “Arriving here, it is like arriving between fire and a cliff: the threat in our home country, and the difficult asylum process in the U.S.”

NY Bar Foundation Supports HIAS with Grant

Apr 12, 2017

The New York Bar Foundation, the philanthropic arm of the New York State Bar Association, presented HIAS with a grant of $11,500 to support legal representation of asylum seekers and refugees.