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  • Attorneys Volunteer to Protect Asylum Seekers

    Nov 21, 2016

    Recognizing the growing demand for assistance navigating the tedious legal process tied to securing asylum status in the U.S., HIAS recently launched a pro bono training program for attorneys to volunteer their services.
  • How One Refugee Family in Ecuador Turned Cheese Into Business Success

    Nov 17, 2016

    Rather than being intimidated by the economic crisis in her adopted city, María Eugenia took the initiative to start her own business. She makes and sells a traditional cheese called queso amasado. You can now buy her products in three Ecuadorian cities.
  • HIAS Urges Trump to Withdraw Bannon Appointment

    Nov 16, 2016

    If President-elect Trump is remotely serious about his promise to unify our divided country, he must urgently withdraw his job offer to Mr. Bannon.
  • Mark Hetfield Named to Forward 50

    Nov 14, 2016

    HIAS President and CEO Mark Hetfield was named to the Forward newspaper's annual list of “Jews who have impacted American life” for 2016. This year’s Forward 50 recognizes Hetfield for being at the forefront of the Syrian refugee relief efforts.
  • How We Move Forward Together For Refugees

    Nov 11, 2016

    It's going to take all of us, working harder than ever, to make sure that refugees still feel welcome in this country. It is up to us to ensure that the U.S. remains a place where families fleeing war and persecution can find safety and dignity.
  • Voting for the First Time, Former Refugees Embrace Democracy

    Nov 04, 2016

    “We became refugees in the first place because there was no democratic process, no freedom. So how can you stay in your house and say your vote doesn’t count?”
  • Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints Donation Supports HIAS’ Refugee Work

    Nov 01, 2016

    Bishop Dean M. Davies stopped by HIAS’ Washington, D.C. offices on Monday, October 31 to deliver a $200,000 pledge, as well as some words of support. The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints made the generous donation to HIAS’ ongoing work in support of refugees, one of many such donations it has made in response to the global refugee crisis.
  • Interfaith Advocates Rally Finance World In Support Of Refugees

    Oct 31, 2016

    Before they were raising funds from donors and corporate foundations in support of refugees, they were colleagues in the financial world. Greg Sharenow and Hussein Allidina founded the Interfaith Refugee Project as a way for their peers in the financial industry to join a united, interfaith response to the global refugee crisis.
  • Sukkot Round-Up: Refugees Find Welcome In Sukkahs

    Oct 26, 2016

    As part of the ongoing Jewish response to the global refugee crisis, HIAS created new visual resources for congregations and families to print and hang in their sukkahs. The visuals provided an educational component to the familiar sukkot tradition, a reminder that today, 65 million refugees and displaced people still wander the earth in search of a safe place to call home.
  • LISTEN: HIAS Leaders Hold Briefing Call On Election, Refugee Summits

    Oct 21, 2016

    HIAS held a briefing call for supporters on Thursday, October 20, providing updates on the global refugee crisis. Listen to a full recording of the call here.

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