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  • Last Evacuated Afghans Leave U.S. Bases, But More Work Remains

    Feb 22, 2022

    Just days after the six month anniversary of the fall of Kabul, the last Afghan refugees who made it to America have finally left U.S. military bases. This historic moment was just part of a larger — and still ongoing — historic response by resettlement agencies and communities across the U.S., which includes HIAS and its affiliate network.
  • Welcome Circles Bolster Resettlement Capacity at Critical Moment

    Feb 16, 2022

    Afghan families have started to arrive at HIAS Welcome Circles, a network of synagogues and local Jewish organizations taking on the responsibility of resettling refugees in their communities.
  • Resettled Afghans Find New Lives and New Schools in Philadelphia

    Feb 10, 2022

    The first day of high school is always hard. It’s doubly difficult if you are not fluent in the language and barely know where you live.

    That was where 15-year-old Ali Wahaj Mosakhil found himself in early December, trying to navigate from his new home in the Philadelphia neighborhood of Olney to Samuel Fels High School in Northeast Philadelphia.

  • From Parwan Province to Ohio, Blazing a Trail

    Feb 09, 2022

    The late ‘90s sitcom “The Drew Carey Show” was filmed in the comedian’s hometown, each episode opening with the upbeat anthem “Cleveland Rocks.” With pride, the sitcom tapped into the city’s broad seam of self-deprecating humor. It was clear that locals loved their town and, while happy to laugh at it themselves, would defend it against any critic.

  • PODCAST: Seeking Asylum in Israel

    Feb 03, 2022

    In the latest episode of Crossing Borders, the HIAS podcast, we learn about the complicated issue of asylum in Israel.
  • Stories from the Border: U.S. Policy Drives Unsafe Migration

    Feb 02, 2022

    Current U.S. asylum policies have exacerbated the situation at the U.S.-Mexico border, according to experts speaking on the HIAS webinar: “Stories from the Border,” January 27.
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    As Tension Rises in Ukraine, HIAS Partner R2P Prepares

    Jan 26, 2022

    Humanitarian organizations, including HIAS’ partner in the region, are preparing and strategizing around a potential new refugee crisis in Ukraine.
  • Italian Jews Welcome Afghan Families

    Jan 21, 2022

    For 17 Afghan families scattered throughout Italy, HIAS Europe and the Union of the Italian Jewish Community (UCEI) have stepped in to provide essential resources and support.
  • Haitians cross the Rio Grande near Del Rio, Tx, Sept 20, 2021 (John Moore/Getty Images)

    Report Card: The U.S. Asylum System After President Biden’s First Year

    Jan 19, 2022

    During his campaign, Joe Biden promised to reform our nation’s immigration system and recommit our country to welcoming asylum seekers and refugees. Despite some successes, the Biden administration has overseen a series of anti-asylum decisions. See our one year report card.
  • Finally Some Good News for Sudanese Asylum Seekers in Israel

    Jan 13, 2022

    Asylum seekers in Israel don’t often receive good news, but now 2,445 Sudanese asylum seekers are being granted temporary residence status in 2022.