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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.
  • 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.
  • Small and Mighty: Utah Assembly Shows Strength and Welcome

    May 30, 2019

    The recent Jews for Refugees Assembly in Salt Lake City helped people to learn more about refugee issues in their local area and to raise their voice together as part of the broader American Jewish movement for refugees.
  • On Their Own Time, Lawyers Helping at the Border

    May 21, 2019

    HIAS-led delegations of pro bono attorneys travel to the border to provide additional legal services and build on the work being done by the HIAS Border Fellows
  • Raphael and the Pope. (Servizio Fotografico - Vatican News)

    Waiting in the Rain for the Pope

    May 17, 2019

    I was invited as a representative of HIAS to the Vatical to speak at an interfaith conference on how organizations respond, cooperate, and advocate in support of refugees. And I met the Pope.

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