Tagged: U.S. Refugee Admissions Program

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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.

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.

Feb 10, 2022

From Parwan Province to Ohio, Blazing a Trail

Feb 10, 2022

From Parwan Province to Ohio, Blazing a Trail From Parwan Province to Ohio, Blazing a Trail By Dan Friedman Feb 10, 2022 Waisuddin Habibzai walks with his daughter Talwasa in Cleveland, OH on January 16, 2022. Waisuddin and his family recently moved to Cleveland from Afghanistan. (Maddie McGarvey for HIAS) The late ‘90s sitcom “The Drew Carey Show” was filmed in the comedian’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

Afghan Humanitarian Parolees Are Refugees, Hetfield Writes to Washington Post

Sep 20, 2021

Afghan Humanitarian Parolees Are Refugees, Hetfield Writes to Washington Post In a letter to the editor of the Washington Post, Mark Hetfield argued that Afghan humanitarian parolees should have access to the same rights and benefits as refugees.

Aug 30, 2021

“There is No Process” for Arriving Afghans, Hetfield tells CNN

Aug 30, 2021

“There is No Process” for Arriving Afghans, Hetfield tells CNN There is no clear way to process arriving Afghans, Mark Hetfield told CNN.

Aug 19, 2021

HIAS Set to Assist Afghan Evacuees

Aug 19, 2021

HIAS Set to Assist Afghan Evacuees With the final troop pull out of Afghanistan and sudden humanitarian crisis, HIAS and our U.S. affiliates are preparing to provide immediate help for those who arrive.