Topic: United States

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Apr 14, 2022

Tulsa Synagogue Welcomes Refugees and Their Stories to Seder

Apr 14, 2022

Tulsa Synagogue Welcomes Refugees and Their Stories to Seder At Congregation B’nai Emunah in Tulsa, Oklahoma, refugee stories will be woven throughout this year’s Passover Seder – their first since becoming a HIAS Resettlement Partner.

Mar 21, 2022

Hetfield in Washington Post: Bring Ukrainian Refugees to U.S. the Right Way

Mar 21, 2022

Hetfield in Washington Post: Bring Ukrainian Refugees to U.S. the Right Way In a Letter to the Editor of the Washington Post, HIAS President and CEO Mark Hetfield argues the U.S. should bring Ukrainians into the country as refugees.

Mar 15, 2022

Hetfield on CNN.com: U.S. Must Lead on Ukraine Refugees

Mar 15, 2022

Hetfield on CNN.com: U.S. Must Lead on Ukraine Refugees HIAS CEO Mark Hetfield writes on CNN.com: It is getting late, but the Biden-Harris administration still has an opportunity to demonstrate American leadership by welcoming refugees.

Dec 21, 2021

WATCH: A Warm Welcome for Refugees in Tulsa

Dec 21, 2021

WATCH: A Warm Welcome for Refugees in Tulsa When a Tulsa synagogue approached HIAS to become a resettlement partner, it didn’t make immediate sense. But this inclusive, non-denominational Tulsa community works differently from most synagogue congregations.

Nov 24, 2021

Reaching Out in Welcome this Thanksgiving

Nov 24, 2021

Reaching Out in Welcome this Thanksgiving After the rushed evacuation of Afghanistan at the end of the summer, thousands of new Americans are experiencing their first Thanksgiving this week. Even while the resettlement teams work to find homes for the new arrivals, HIAS affiliates are making sure that all feel welcome and are enjoying the spirit of the season.

Nov 17, 2021

Jewish Community Mobilizes to Pioneer New Resettlement Model

Nov 17, 2021

Jewish Community Mobilizes to Pioneer New Resettlement Model Together with partners in the American Jewish community, HIAS is launching a network of what it hopes will be at least 100 sponsorship circles. Through these Welcome Circles, HIAS plans to resettle between 500 to 1,000 Afghan refugees in communities across the country.

Sep 24, 2021

Dispatch: Welcoming Afghans Who Made It to the U.S.

Sep 24, 2021

Dispatch: Welcoming Afghans Who Made It to the U.S. HIAS Public Affairs Officer Andrea Gagne recently returned from Fort Bliss in Texas and Holloman Air Force Base in New Mexico, after several weeks assisting with processing of some of the tens of thousands of Afghans airlifted from Kabul in the days before the withdrawal of U.S. forces.

Sep 23, 2021

Title 42: Over a Million Expulsions and No End in Sight

Sep 23, 2021

Title 42: Over a Million Expulsions and No End in Sight Title 42 has largely closed America’s borders to refugees and asylum seekers. When the pandemic hit, Trump administration invoked the 75-year-old public health law that, they claimed, gave immigration authorities the power to expel migrants without providing them their legally mandated opportunity to seek protection in the U.S.

Sep 20, 2021

Refugee Agencies Prepared for Afghan Resettlement

Sep 20, 2021

Refugee Agencies Prepared for Afghan Resettlement Resettlement organizations across the United States, including many HIAS affiliates, are prepared, and continuing to prepare for the resettlement of Afghan refugees. Volunteers have offered unprecedented amounts of time, money and furniture.

Sep 20, 2021

125k Proposed Refugee Admissions Cap is an Important First Step

Sep 20, 2021

125k Proposed Refugee Admissions Cap is an Important First Step 125k Proposed Refugee Admissions Cap is an Important First Step Sep 20, 2021 Silver Spring, Md. — Today the Biden administration informed Congress that it intends to increase the refugee admissions cap, also known as the Presidential Determination (PD), from 62,500 to 125,000 for fiscal year 2022, which starts on October 1. Naomi Steinberg, HIAS vice president, […]