Topic: Legal

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Aug 3, 2020

Marking El Paso Shooting Anniversary, Continuing Work for Survivors

Aug 3, 2020

Marking El Paso Shooting Anniversary, Continuing Work for Survivors The mass shooting at an El Paso, Texas, Walmart exactly one year ago was the deadliest act of terror against the Latino community in modern American history. HIAS continues to work on behalf of some of those directly affected by the murders.

May 26, 2020

Continuing the Hard Legal Work in a Time of Limbo

May 26, 2020

Continuing the Hard Legal Work in a Time of Limbo The U.S.-Mexico border is effectively closed and the asylum system has ground to a halt, but there is still plenty of work to do on behalf of asylum seekers.

May 11, 2020

U.S. Asylum System Grinds To a Halt During Pandemic

May 11, 2020

U.S. Asylum System Grinds To a Halt During Pandemic COVID-19 has pitched an already-backlogged asylum system into "a state of chaos."

May 5, 2020

A Global Perspective on the Modern Perils of Seeking Asylum

May 5, 2020

A Global Perspective on the Modern Perils of Seeking Asylum The international human rights system is fragile—HIAS will continue to represent, advocate, and litigate for something better and more rights-compliant.

May 5, 2020

Up Close and Personal at the U.S.-Mexico Border

May 5, 2020

Up Close and Personal at the U.S.-Mexico Border A volunteer who went on a HIAS delegation to the U.S.-Mexico border just before the pandemic recalls his work and the emotional impact of the trip.

Mar 27, 2020

HIAS’ Pro Bono Program Adapts to Life With COVID-19

Mar 27, 2020

HIAS’ Pro Bono Program Adapts to Life With COVID-19 Thanks to the generosity of our pro bono attorneys and our resilient staff in our HIAS office in Mexico, we continue to serve clients remotely.

Feb 19, 2020

Helping Asylees Access Benefits: AsyleeOutreach.org

Feb 19, 2020

Helping Asylees Access Benefits: AsyleeOutreach.org HIAS' Asylee Outreach Program's new website, asyleeoutreach.org, offers information on asylee benefits in both English and Spanish.

Jan 16, 2020

Laptops and Lawyers Can Help Asylum Seekers in Mexico

Jan 16, 2020

Laptops and Lawyers Can Help Asylum Seekers in Mexico HIAS joined a pilot program to help asylum seekers find and work with U.S.-based lawyers via teleconferencing in Ciudad Juárez.

Jan 8, 2020

HIAS, Refugee Agencies, Argue Against Trump Executive Order

Jan 8, 2020

HIAS, Refugee Agencies, Argue Against Trump Executive Order Oral arguments were heard in HIAS v. Trump, as the executive order allowing state and local officials to stop refugees from being resettled in their jurisdictions was challenged in court.

Nov 22, 2019

HIAS, Refugee Agencies Sue Pres. Trump Over Executive Order

Nov 22, 2019

HIAS, Refugee Agencies Sue Pres. Trump Over Executive Order HIAS, together with two other refugee resettlement agencies, are taking President Trump to court over his recent executive order giving state and local officials authority to block refugee resettlement in their jurisdictions.

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