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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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 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 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 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.

Feb 21, 2023

Biden Administration’s Proposed Asylum Ban is Harmful and Inhumane, HIAS Says

Feb 21, 2023

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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.

Dec 23, 2022

Hope, Faith, and Life at the Border: Rabbis Bear Witness

Dec 23, 2022

Hope, Faith, and Life at the Border: Rabbis Bear Witness In a moment when asylum seekers and other migrants are frequently regarded as threats, HIAS and T’ruah brought rabbis to the U.S.-Mexico border to speak to the moral imperative at the heart of this issue: recognizing the humanity of those seeking safety in the United States.

Dec 14, 2022

2022 in Review: War in Ukraine Adds to Record Displacement Worldwide

Dec 14, 2022

Civilians flee the city of Irpin, Kiev, Ukraine, during heavy 2022 will likely be remembered in the refugee world as one of the worst crises ever, as the war in Ukraine continues to shape the global response to millions of displaced people. Take a look back at the Ukraine crisis and other pivotal moments of the year.

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