Topic: United States

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Feb 2, 2023

How an Innovative Pro Bono Program Helps Afghan Evacuees

Feb 2, 2023

How an Innovative Pro Bono Program Helps Afghan Evacuees For tens of thousands of Afghan evacuees, the clock is ticking to apply for asylum before their temporary status of humanitarian parole expires. By connecting evacuees with pro bono lawyers, the Pro Se+ project has helped many navigate this process more smoothly.

Jan 20, 2023

Hetfield on CNN: Welcome Corps Initiative a ‘Great Step Forward’

Jan 20, 2023

In an appearance on “CNN Newsroom” on Friday morning, HIAS President and CEO Mark Hetfield praised the Welcome Corps, a new Biden administration initiative that allows Americans to privately sponsor refugees from around the world. The initiative resembles what HIAS has been doing through its own Welcome Circles, starting with Afghan evacuees in 2021.

Jan 13, 2023

‘Jewish Nobel’ Honors Response to Ukraine Crisis

Jan 13, 2023

In the wake of Russia’s invasion of Ukraine in February 2022, HIAS committed considerable resources and expertise toward assisting clients displaced by the conflict, which has triggered one of the world’s largest refugee crises. On the eve of the war’s anniversary, HIAS’ efforts have been recognized: We are among the Jewish activists and organizations honored by this year’s Genesis Prize (also known as the “Jewish Nobel”) for working to uphold Ukraine’s independence and alleviate the suffering of the People of Ukraine. 

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 15, 2022

How an Innovative Algorithm Helps Ukrainian Refugees Find New Homes

Dec 15, 2022

How an Innovative Algorithm Helps Ukrainian Refugees Find New Homes The RUTH algorithm incorporates preferences from both refugees and HIAS Welcome Circle volunteers to enhance traditional resettlement practices.

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.

Oct 3, 2022

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

Oct 3, 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.