Tagged: Refugee Resettlement

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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.

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 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.

Aug 31, 2022

In the Face of Uncertainty, Afghan Evacuees Lay Down Roots

Aug 31, 2022

In the Face of Uncertainty, Afghan Evacuees Lay Down Roots Wali Ahmadzai is building a new life — and a new business — in Florida with the help of HIAS affiliate Gulf Coast JFCS. But nearly a year after arriving in the U.S., he is one of thousands of Afghan evacuees still unsure when or how they will gain permanent legal status.

Aug 15, 2022

One Year After the Fall of Kabul, a Look Back – and What’s Next

Aug 15, 2022

One Year After the Fall of Kabul, a Look Back – and What’s Next In the year since the fall of Kabul, HIAS has resettled over 4,300 Afghans through the tireless efforts of its staff, resettlement partners, and volunteers. But the work to ensure that Afghan evacuees are able to build new lives in the U.S. is not finished yet.

Aug 11, 2022

Afghan Adjustment Act Would Provide Certainty for Refugees

Aug 11, 2022

Afghan Adjustment Act Would Provide Certainty for Refugees Good news may be on the horizon for Afghan evacuees who came to the U.S. following the Fall of Kabul nearly one year ago: the newly-introduced, bipartisan Afghan Adjustment Act (AAA) would provide a clear pathway to permanent status for those still in legal limbo.

Jul 05, 2022

Vindmans Call for Rebuilding Refugee Program in Ken Burns, NY Times Video

Jul 05, 2022

Vindmans Call for Rebuilding Refugee Program in Ken Burns, NY Times Video In 1985, Ken Burns interviewed two 10-year-old boys on the boardwalk in Brighton Beach for a film about the Statue of Liberty. Nearly 40 years later, those two boys, Alexander and Yevgeny Vindman are speaking out in support of refugee resettlement in a new Ken Burns/New York Times short.

May 25, 2022

New Welcome Circles Will Support Ukrainians

May 25, 2022

New Welcome Circles Will Support Ukrainians Experts from HIAS and JFNA explained how individuals and communities can welcome those fleeing the Russian invasion of Ukraine. The May 23 webinar, “Welcome in Action: Jewish Community Support for Ukrainian Newcomers” also previewed the upcoming launch of HIAS Welcome Circles for Ukrainians.

Apr 29, 2022

Supporting Afghan Evacuees, Interfaith Communities Host Iftar Dinners

Apr 29, 2022

Supporting Afghan Evacuees, Interfaith Communities Host Iftar Dinners After just a few months of living in the U.S., Afghans resettled by Welcome Circles are navigating how to observe Ramadan in their new homes – and Welcome Circles are learning how best to support them.

Apr 19, 2022

The ‘Afghan Man You Need To Know’ Works for HIAS Partner in Pittsburgh

Apr 19, 2022

The ‘Afghan Man You Need To Know’ Works for HIAS Partner in Pittsburgh In August 2021, Stars and Stripes’ Afghan journalist Zubair Babakarkhail spent 10 days trying to escape Taliban-occupied Kabul with his family. He talks to HIAS about leaving Afghanistan and the last seven months in Pittsburgh.