Topic: U.S. Border Response

HIAS advocates for the humane treatment of those seeking asylum at the U.S.-Mexico border. This work includes routinely organizing delegations of faith leaders to observe current conditions and HIAS’ and partner organizations’ work along the border. HIAS Mexico offers an array of services to asylum seekers in Mexico, including informing them of their rights and responsibilities when seeking asylum in the U.S.

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Dec 8, 2023

White House Must Reject Funding Compromises That Endanger Asylum Seekers

Dec 8, 2023

White House Must Reject Funding Compromises That Endanger Asylum Seekers HIAS is deeply alarmed by reports that the Biden administration is considering new restrictions on asylum and expanded deportation processes in an effort to reach an agreement to keep funding for Israel and Ukraine in a supplemental funding bill. 

Nov 29, 2023

HIAS Renews Call on Congress to Reject Anti-Asylum Proposals in Funding Negotiations

Nov 29, 2023

HIAS Renews Call on Congress to Reject Anti-Asylum Proposals in Funding Negotiations HIAS is watching with deepening concern as Congress moves toward sacrificing fundamental asylum norms in its effort to reach a spending agreement that would ensure continued support for Ukraine. 

Nov 8, 2023

For Asylum Seekers, CBP One App Poses Major Challenges

Nov 8, 2023

A person hold their cellphone, displaying an error message on the CBP One App. The message reads: Despite challenges posed by the U.S. Customs and Border Protection app, CBP One has become key to the Biden Administration's border management policy.

Nov 8, 2023

Congress Must Reject Anti-Asylum Measures in Budget Proposals

Nov 8, 2023

Congress Must Reject Anti-Asylum Measures in Budget Proposals As Congress continues its work ahead of the November 17th deadline to prevent a partial shutdown of the federal government, HIAS is sounding the alarm about anti-asylum proposals that would be damaging not only for the people seeking safety, but also for communities around the United States, and for the nation’s historic leadership role when it comes to welcoming refugees. 

Jul 27, 2023

Beyond the Border: The Regional Effects of the U.S. Asylum Ban

Jul 27, 2023

Migrants, most from Haiti, prepare to depart a base camp towards the infamous Darien Gap while on their journey towards the United States on October 07, 2021 at Las Tekas, Colombia. | Beyond the Border: The Regional Effects of the U.S. Asylum Ban | HIAS The Biden administration’s asylum ban has had a profound impact not only at the U.S.-Mexico border but throughout the entire Latin America and Caribbean (LAC) region, where HIAS operates over 70 field offices across 11 countries.

May 23, 2023

Hetfield Calls for Immigration Reform at U.S. House Hearing

May 23, 2023

In a hearing of the House Subcommittee on Immigration Integrity, Security and Enforcement on Tuesday, HIAS President and CEO Mark Hetfield said that comprehensive immigration reform is the only way to respect the rights of asylum seekers by creating safe, orderly and humane processes, while also meeting demands for border security.

May 23, 2023

HIAS CEO Hetfield Calls for Comprehensive Immigration Reform Before House Judiciary Committee

May 23, 2023

HIAS CEO Hetfield Calls for Comprehensive Immigration Reform Before House Judiciary Committee Statement of HIAS President and CEO Mark Hetfield after testifying before the House Subcommittee on Immigration Integrity, Security and Enforcement

May 11, 2023

As Title 42 Ends, HIAS Condemns New Restrictions on Right to Asylum

May 11, 2023

As Title 42 Ends, HIAS Condemns New Restrictions on Right to Asylum While the lifting of Title 42 should be cause for celebration, the Biden administration is replacing it with new unacceptable restrictions at the border — including a de facto asylum ban, and increased reliance on expedited removal. 

May 10, 2023

The End of Title 42: Five Key Takeaways

May 10, 2023

Immigrants seeking asylum in the United States wait in line as they are processed by U.S. Border Patrol agents in the early morning hours after crossing into Arizona from Mexico on May 10, 2023 in Yuma, Arizona. | The End of Title 42: Five Key Takeaways | HIAS In preparation the end of Title 42 enforcement on May 11, the Biden Administration has announced policies restricting asylum at the U.S.-Mexico border while committing to facilitate and expand resettlement for displaced people from the Western Hemisphere.

Apr 27, 2023

HIAS Welcomes Expanded Resettlement, Criticizes Administration Border Restrictions 

Apr 27, 2023

HIAS Welcomes Expanded Resettlement, Criticizes Administration Border Restrictions  In preparation for May 11, when the Biden Administration will finally end the Trump administration’s policy of expelling asylum seekers under the pretext of a public health measure known as Title 42, the Department of Homeland Security and the Department of State today announced what they described as “regional migration management measures.”

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