Topic: Advocacy

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Mar 28, 2023

Deadly Fire Puts Spotlight on U.S.-Mexico Border Concerns

Mar 28, 2023

Woman cries next to an ambulance in which her husband, who was injured in a fire, is being transported following a fire at the immigration station in Ciudad Juarez, Mexico | Deadly Fire in Mexican Migrant Center At least 39 people died and dozens were injured Monday night in a fire at the National Migration Institute in Ciudad Juárez, Mexico, an area where HIAS is active in assisting asylum seekers.

Mar 28, 2023

HIAS Mourns Loss of Life in Ciudad Juárez Migration Center Fire

Mar 28, 2023

HIAS Mourns Loss of Life in Ciudad Juárez Migration Center Fire HIAS is mourning the loss of life in Ciudad Juárez, Mexico as news continues to develop about the fire at the National Migration Institute. 

Mar 27, 2023

Over 5,000 Asylum Ban Comments Submitted by Outraged HIAS Supporters

Mar 27, 2023

HIAS staffers attend a Washington rally calling on the Biden administration to withdraw proposed asylum restrictions on March 16, 2023. | Asylum Ban Comments From HIAS Supporters at Over 5,000 - HIAS.org As the public comment period draws to a close today on the Biden administration’s proposed asylum ban, HIAS has seen an unprecedented response from members of our community. Our supporters have submitted more than 5,000 comments to the federal register calling on the administration to withdraw these proposals, which would leave asylum seekers in vulnerable and potentially deadly situations at the border and straying away from his initial campaign promises.  

Mar 23, 2023

Rabbi David Mason on Serving Britain’s Refugees

Mar 23, 2023

Rabbi David Mason In a Q&A, the executive director of the newly-formed HIAS + JCORE, discussed the importance of community and society.

Mar 13, 2023

HIAS Welcomes Humanitarian Parole Extension for Some Displaced Ukrainians

Mar 13, 2023

HIAS Welcomes Humanitarian Parole Extension for Some Displaced Ukrainians HIAS welcomes today’s announcement that the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) will extend the humanitarian parole status of some 20,000 Ukrainians who arrived at U.S. ports of entry between February 24, 2022 and April 25, 2022, before the launch of the Uniting for Ukraine (U4U) program.

Mar 2, 2023

The Biden Administration’s “Asylum Ban,” Explained 

Mar 2, 2023

Activists protest a proposed rule that would limit access to asylum at the U.S.-Mexico border at a rally at the White House. | The Biden Administration’s “Asylum Ban,” Explained - HIAS On February 21, the Biden Administration proposed a series of policies which together, advocates claim, would result in a virtual asylum ban at the U.S.-Mexico border. HIAS Vice President for U.S. Policy and Advocacy Naomi Steinberg explains what this means and how it would impact asylum seekers.

Mar 2, 2023

NGOs Mark One Year Since Activation of the Temporary Protection Directive 

Mar 2, 2023

NGOs Mark One Year Since Activation of the Temporary Protection Directive  We, organizations providing assistance inside Ukraine, to refugees who have fled the country, and to host communities, welcome the activation of the TPD and all practical steps undertaken by the governments, along with civil society and citizens, to welcome and support refugees from Ukraine.

Feb 27, 2023

HIAS Urges Israeli Government To Halt Changes That Would Undermine Democracy and Minority Rights

Feb 27, 2023

HIAS Urges Israeli Government To Halt Changes That Would Undermine Democracy and Minority Rights HIAS is urging the Israeli government and the Knesset to halt judicial reform legislation that presents a genuine threat to democracy, social cohesion, and the rights of vulnerable minority groups.

Feb 1, 2023

Jewish Communities on Five Continents to Mark HIAS’ 5th Annual Refugee Shabbat

Feb 1, 2023

Jewish Communities on Five Continents to Mark HIAS’ 5th Annual Refugee Shabbat HIAS, the international Jewish humanitarian organization that provides critical services to forcibly displaced people, is organizing the fifth annual Refugee Shabbat to take place February 3-4, 2023. The initiative encourages Jewish congregations, community organizations, and individuals across the United States and around the world to dedicate a Shabbat experience to raising awareness about the global displacement crisis, and to reaffirm support for refugees and asylum seekers and take action at a time when the right to seek asylum is being severely abridged in the U.S. and around the world. 

Jan 26, 2023

Non-Ukrainian Asylum Seekers Left Out in the Cold

Jan 26, 2023

Non-Ukrainian Asylum Seekers Left Out in the Cold A new report by HIAS and Right to Protection (R2P) found that, while the European Union (EU)’s landmark decision to invoke the Temporary Protection Directive granted rights and status to at least 4.9 million people, many non-Ukrainians fleeing Ukraine did not get the same support.

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