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Nov 22, 2022

A First Thanksgiving for Refugees in Pennsylvania

Nov 22, 2022

A First Thanksgiving for Refugees in Pennsylvania Newly-arrived refugees experience their first Thanksgiving celebrations, thanks to events held by HIAS resettlement partners HIAS Pennsylvania and JFCS Pittsburgh.

Nov 21, 2022

Hetfield on Climate Migration: “We Now Have to Address It”

Nov 21, 2022

Hetfield on Climate Migration: “We Now Have to Address It” On November 20, HIAS President and CEO Mark Hetfield addressed the 14th annual Halifax International Security Forum. The event brought together democratic leaders, military strategists, security experts, and journalists from more than 60 countries engaged in pressing global peace and security challenges. 

Nov 20, 2022

Jewish Activists in Europe Join Forces Against Xenophobia

Nov 20, 2022

Conference participants pose in Brussels. At a three-day conference under the auspices of the Gishur project, participants discussed solutions to the problem of rising antisemitism and anti-immigrant hysteria.

Nov 18, 2022

Is This the End of Title 42?

Nov 18, 2022

Is This the End of Title 42? Title 42, the public health order that was issued by the Trump administration at the beginning of the COVID-19 pandemic that has stopped people from seeking asylum at the U.S.-Mexico border ever since, was blocked by a federal judge. Now what?

Oct 13, 2022

WATCH: Caring for the Whole Person

Oct 13, 2022

HIAS is highlighting the importance of community-based mental health programs that promote the well-being of individuals, families, and communities affected by crisis and conflict.

Oct 03, 2022

What To Know About the Migrant Buses — and HIAS’ Response

Oct 03, 2022

What To Know About the Migrant Buses — and HIAS’ Response Since April 2022, tens of thousands of asylum seekers and migrants have been sent from Texas and Arizona to Washington, D.C., New York City, Chicago, and Martha's Vineyard, Massachusetts. HIAS staff involved in the local and national response explain the situation and what HIAS is doing to help.

Sep 22, 2022

Why Advocacy Must Advance on Multiple Fronts

Sep 22, 2022

Why Advocacy Must Advance on Multiple Fronts This summer, HIAS’ grassroots advocacy sought to influence the upcoming U.S. refugee admissions goal and priorities for the 2023 fiscal year.

Sep 14, 2022

When Ukraine Seemed Lost, They Found a Home in Ireland

Sep 14, 2022

When Ukraine Seemed Lost, They Found a Home in Ireland Laura Medvedieva vividly remembers her harrowing journey from Kyiv in the days following the Russian invasion. “Nobody believed the war would really happen,” she said. “One day everything was normal and I was out painting with my friends. The next day we were forced to pack up and leave our home.”

Sep 09, 2022

A Welcome Circle Forges an Unshakable Bond in Baltimore

Sep 09, 2022

A Welcome Circle Forges an Unshakable Bond in Baltimore When Mohammed and his family arrived in the U.S. last year after being evacuated from Afghanistan, they were assigned to a Welcome Circle: nine volunteers from a Baltimore-area synagogue tasked with helping them settle into a new life. The experience proved to be transformational for everyone involved.

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