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  • Selling Lemonade to Help "People Who Don't Have Anything"

    Jul 15, 2019

    After reading a children's book about a family of mice who are forced to leave their home, 4 ½ year old Liv Bridges-Limon, asked if the same thing ever happens to people. Her father Bryan explained that refugees, asylum seekers and homeless people sometimes receive help from others, which gave Liv an idea.
  • LISTEN: Podcast with HIAS' VP of International Programs Rachel Levitan

    Jul 10, 2019

    The Immigration Nerds Podcast Interviews HIAS' VP of International Programs Rachel Levitan.
  • Helping with Dignity in Costa Rica

    Jul 02, 2019

    A trip to Costa Rica shows how HIAS sees upholding the dignity of refugees as central to its mission.
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    WATCH: Asylum, An Essential Lifeline

    Jun 25, 2019

    Asylum is in the news a lot these days. Borders closed, children forcibly separated from parents, people detained in cages. Yet, many of us still don’t know what Asylum really means and how it works. Watch our new video to learn more about this essential lifeline.
  • Celebrating World Refugee Day 2019

    Jun 24, 2019

    On World Refugee Day all over the world, HIAS and its supporters took part in celebrations of refugees.
  • Reflections of a Refugee Turned Advocate

    Jun 21, 2019

    Kassim Hussein Rajab, a refugee from DRC, tells his story on Capitol Hill and advocates for policy changes to help refugees.
  • Commemorating the Refugee Act of 1980 at the Carter Center

    Jun 17, 2019

    On June 12, a distinguished group of former government officials, refugee rights leaders, and supporters of refugee protection gathered at the Jimmy Carter Presidential Library & Museum in Atlanta for a celebration of the Refugee Act of 1980.
  • WATCH: Honoring the Resilience of Refugees

    Jun 14, 2019

    Every year on June 20, we recognize the struggles and strength of the millions of men, women and children refugees around the world. Driven from their homes by persecution, violence and fear, refugees face perilous journeys fraught with challenges as they seek safety and freedom.
  • WATCH: An Inspirational Song for Shavuot

    Jun 07, 2019

    Watch an inspirational song about refugees by REVIVAL as the holiday of Shavuot approaches.
  • 80 Years Ago and Today: Refusing Refugees Help in Times of Crisis

    Jun 06, 2019

    This Thursday, June 6, marks the 80th anniversary of the day the M.S. St. Louis, a German passenger ship carrying 937 people– nearly all Jewish refugees fleeing Nazi Germany– was denied entry to the United States.

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