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  • 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.
  • LBJ Moral Courage Award

    VIDEO: HIAS Honored with LBJ Moral Courage Award

    May 09, 2019

    On Tuesday May 7, before a distinguished audience of more than 900, HIAS was awarded the 2019 Lyndon Baines Johnson Moral Courage Award.
  • Family Reunited Through HIAS/M4M Partnership

    May 07, 2019

    Lucy was reunited with her husband and children in Maryland, thanks to HIAS and a new partnership with Miles4Migrants, an organization that uses donated airline reward miles to help relocate and reunite families of refugees and asylum seekers.
  • Mark Hetfield Yom HaShoah message.

    WATCH: A Yom HaShoah Message from Mark Hetfield

    May 01, 2019

    HIAS President and CEO Mark J. Hetfield shares a message for Yom HaShoah (Holocaust Remembrance Day), when we recall what happens to people who are not allowed to make the flight for safety and freedom, and reminds us of the imperative to welcome those who flee hatred.

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