Topic: United States

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Jul 27, 2023

Beyond the Border: The Regional Effects of the U.S. Asylum Ban

Jul 27, 2023

Migrants, most from Haiti, prepare to depart a base camp towards the infamous Darien Gap while on their journey towards the United States on October 07, 2021 at Las Tekas, Colombia. | Beyond the Border: The Regional Effects of the U.S. Asylum Ban | HIAS The Biden administration’s asylum ban has had a profound impact not only at the U.S.-Mexico border but throughout the entire Latin America and Caribbean (LAC) region, where HIAS operates over 70 field offices across 11 countries.

Jul 12, 2023

HIAS Condemns House Bill’s Cuts to International Humanitarian Assistance

Jul 12, 2023

HIAS Condemns House Bill’s Cuts to International Humanitarian Assistance HIAS joins its NGO partners in condemning the State Department, Foreign Operations and Related Programs (SFOPs) bill for Fiscal Year 2024, which was approved by the House Appropriations Committee today.

Jun 27, 2023

“Now I am Free”: A Gay Ugandan Builds Community in the U.S.

Jun 27, 2023

Robert, 36, a gay former refugee from Uganda, stands in his front yard near Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, during a lull in the rain on June 12, 2023. Robert was resettled by HIAS resettlement partner HIAS Pennsylvania in 2016. | In 2014, Robert fled anti-LGBTQ persecution in Uganda, eventually settling in Philadelphia with the assistance of HIAS affiliate HIAS Pennsylvania. Today, as new anti-LGBTQ legislation looms large in Uganda, he has built a new life for himself — and community for LGBTQ refugees in Philadelphia.

Jun 14, 2023

UNHCR: Forced Displacement Grew 21% in 2022, Now 110 Million Worldwide

Jun 14, 2023

people looking down, boarding blue train with yellow stripe Ahead of World Refugee Day, the United Nations’ refugee agency announced the greatest number of forcibly displaced people ever recorded. The UNHCR Global Trends report shows 108.4 million people at the end of 2022 were forcibly displaced worldwide, but recent fighting, especially in Sudan, has pushed the global total to an estimated 110 million as of May 2023.

Jun 13, 2023

Community Garden Offers Refugees Belonging and a Taste of Home

Jun 13, 2023

Rahmatullah Hamkar, an Afghan evacuee who was resettled by Gulf Coast JFCS, works in the organization's Refugee Garden on June 1, 2023 in Clearwater, Florida. | Community Garden for Refugees Offers Belonging & a Taste of Home | HIAS Putting down roots in a welcoming community is vital to refugees’ long-term success in the United States. To facilitate this, HIAS resettlement partner Gulf Coast Jewish Family and Community Services has developed a community garden where clients can gather to cultivate foods used in their native cuisines.

Apr 27, 2023

HIAS Welcomes Expanded Resettlement, Criticizes Administration Border Restrictions 

Apr 27, 2023

HIAS Welcomes Expanded Resettlement, Criticizes Administration Border Restrictions  In preparation for May 11, when the Biden Administration will finally end the Trump administration’s policy of expelling asylum seekers under the pretext of a public health measure known as Title 42, the Department of Homeland Security and the Department of State today announced what they described as “regional migration management measures.”

Mar 29, 2023

London Community Gathers to Celebrate HIAS+JCORE Launch

Mar 29, 2023

London Community Gathers to Celebrate HIAS+JCORE Launch Leaders of the Jewish community and guests gathered to celebrate the coming together of HIAS and JCORE (the Jewish Council for Racial Equality) to form a new entity which will lead the Jewish response on issues of asylum, refugees, and racial equality in the United Kingdom.

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 23, 2023

Private Sponsorship Milestone Reached With 100th Welcome Circle

Mar 23, 2023

The number of HIAS Welcome Circles in the United States has just reached 100. A welcome circle from Congregation B'nai Jeshurun in Short Hills, NJ welcomes a Ukrainian newcomer family at the airport. Welcome Circles are part of a new approach in resettlement. The number of HIAS Welcome Circles in the United States has just reached 100. And there are more to come.  HIAS Welcome Circles are part of the private sponsorship model that allows for groups of individuals to independently raise funds and directly provide essential assistance to refugees.

Feb 13, 2023

WATCH: Three Faiths, One Family

Feb 13, 2023

In the wake of the Taliban takeover of Afghanistan, St. Louisans from three faith communities came together to welcome a family of evacuees and help them get settled in the United States.

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