Topic: Advocacy

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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.

Jan 26, 2023

Asylum Seekers and Refugees Fleeing Ukraine Face Significant Barriers to Protection in the EU, HIAS-R2P Report Finds

Jan 26, 2023

Asylum Seekers and Refugees Fleeing Ukraine Face Significant Barriers to Protection in the EU, HIAS-R2P Report Finds Thousands of non-Ukrainian refugees and asylum seekers who fled Ukraine following Russia’s invasion continue to face significant barriers to protection and integration across the European Union, according to new research from HIAS and its Ukrainian partner Right to Protection (R2P). 

Jan 13, 2023

‘Jewish Nobel’ Honors Response to Ukraine Crisis

Jan 13, 2023

In the wake of Russia’s invasion of Ukraine in February 2022, HIAS committed considerable resources and expertise toward assisting clients displaced by the conflict, which has triggered one of the world’s largest refugee crises. On the eve of the war’s anniversary, HIAS’ efforts have been recognized: We are among the Jewish activists and organizations honored by this year’s Genesis Prize (also known as the “Jewish Nobel”) for working to uphold Ukraine’s independence and alleviate the suffering of the People of Ukraine. 

Jan 10, 2023

Seeking Asylum at the U.S.-Mexico Border: New Year, Same Crisis?

Jan 10, 2023

Seeking Asylum at the U.S.-Mexico Border: New Year, Same Crisis? On January 5, the Biden administration announced that Title 42 — the public health order that was invoked by the Trump administration at the beginning of the pandemic in March 2020, which in essence stops most people from seeking asylum at the U.S.-Mexico border — would be expanded.

Jan 5, 2023

HIAS: Biden Plan for Cuban, Haitian, and Nicaraguan Asylum Seekers Outrageously Inequitable

Jan 5, 2023

HIAS: Biden Plan for Cuban, Haitian, and Nicaraguan Asylum Seekers Outrageously Inequitable HIAS assailed President Biden’s deeply flawed and outrageously inequitable plan to expand Title 42 border expulsions of asylum seekers and allow up to 30,000 people from Cuba, Haiti, and Nicaragua who have sponsors in the U.S. to enter the country temporarily as humanitarian parolees – but only if they fly to U.S. airports.

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