Topic: United States

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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.

Jun 27, 2022

Recent Supreme Court Decisions Erode Migrants’ Rights

Jun 27, 2022

Recent Supreme Court Decisions Erode Migrants’ Rights As refugee advocates anxiously wait for the Supreme Court to determine the fate of the “Remain in Mexico” program, a spate of recent decisions have harmful implications for migrants, including those seeking asylum in the U.S.

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.

May 18, 2022

Stranded in Mexico: The Human Cost of Title 42

May 18, 2022

Stranded in Mexico: The Human Cost of Title 42 Ana and James, asylum seekers from Mexico and Haiti, fled to the U.S.-Mexico border in search of safety. Forced to remain in the most dangerous areas of Mexico under Title 42, both found danger and violence instead.

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 26, 2022

U.S. “Uniting for Ukraine” Program May Help 100k, but Concerns Remain

Apr 26, 2022

U.S. “Uniting for Ukraine” Program May Help 100k, but Concerns Remain HIAS’ April 25 briefing call explains the Biden Administration’s new Uniting for Ukraine plan to bring 100,000 people displaced by the war in Ukraine to the U.S. The plan raises concern for HIAS experts, but provides many opportunities for community involvement.

Apr 26, 2022

Demonstrators Outside Supreme Court Demand End to MPP

Apr 26, 2022

Demonstrators Outside Supreme Court Demand End to MPP At a rally outside the Supreme Court where oral arguments took place on whether the Biden administration can end the MPP policy, activists called for the termination of the cruel program.

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.