Topic: Asylum

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May 7, 2023

HIAS Statement on Crash That Killed Migrants in Brownsville

May 7, 2023

HIAS Statement on Crash That Killed Migrants in Brownsville Statement of HIAS President and CEO Mark Hetfield on today’s incident in Brownsville, Texas, where a driver reportedly plowed into a crowd of migrants

Apr 26, 2023

HIAS Urges House to Reject Proposed Sweeping Changes at the Border

Apr 26, 2023

HIAS Urges House to Reject Proposed Sweeping Changes at the Border HIAS is urging the House Homeland Security Committee to reject the Border Reinforcement Act of 2023, which would lead to sweeping policy changes at the U.S.-Mexico border.

Apr 19, 2023

HIAS Opposes House Bill That Would Revive Failed Border Policies

Apr 19, 2023

HIAS Opposes House Bill That Would Revive Failed Border Policies HIAS strongly opposes the Border Security and Enforcement Act of 2023 being marked up in the House Judiciary Committee today, and is urging committee members to reject any attempt to address challenges at the U.S.-Mexico border with draconian steps that would deny basic protections to people seeking asylum.

Mar 30, 2023

Tragedy Illustrates Brutal Treatment of Mexico’s Migrants

Mar 30, 2023

An altar is seen outside the immigration detention center where 39 migrants died during a fire in Ciudad Juarez, Chihuahua state, Three days after the deadly fire, HIAS officials say the disaster illustrates "inhumane" border policy.

Mar 29, 2023

London Community Gathers to Celebrate HIAS+JCORE Launch

Mar 29, 2023

London Community Gathers to Celebrate HIAS+JCORE Launch Leaders of the Jewish community and guests gathered to celebrate the coming together of HIAS and JCORE (the Jewish Council for Racial Equality) to form a new entity which will lead the Jewish response on issues of asylum, refugees, and racial equality in the United Kingdom.

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 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.

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