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  • WATCH: HIAS Education Director Interviewed on 112BK

    May 16, 2018

    “There’s nothing more American than welcoming refugees—and nothing more Jewish.”
  • OP-ED: President Trump’s Dangerous Falsehoods on Refugees at the United Nations

    Sep 20, 2017

    “The notion that America would somehow be doing a greater service to refugees by resettling symptomatic of how this White House views refugees: as threats, not assets.”
  • OP-ED: A Threat to DACA is a Threat to the Soul of America

    Sep 05, 2017

    Melanie Nezer, HIAS senior vice president for public affairs penned an oped in Haaretz arguing that “Threats to the DACA program are not only threats to immigrants, but to justice, fairness and the longstanding values of our country.”
  • A Refugee Family's Journey to Charlotte

    Jun 16, 2017

    Charlotte Magazine recently published a feature story about a Syrian family who finally found refuge in the United States after a four-year ordeal. The happy ending to a challenging chapter in their life was imperiled by the first executive order, which halted travel from seven Muslim-majority countries and suspended the refugee admissions program.
  • A 136-Year-Old Jewish Refugee Agency’s New Mission

    Jun 15, 2017

    Read JTA's profile on HIAS’ roots and rapid evolution under the Trump administration.
  • The St. Louis and the Two Faces of America

    Jun 06, 2017

    “On June 6, 1939 — 78 years ago this week — the U.S. turned the ship away, knowing it was returning over 900 Jews to Nazi Germany,” HIAS CEO Mark Hetfield writes in an op-ed for RNS.
  • Opinion: Six-Month Extension for Haitian TPS is Not Enough

    May 26, 2017

    "Haiti’s recovery has been undermined by drought, prolonged economic instability, public health crises, and natural disasters. Today, 1.65 million peoplein Haiti are at risk of cholera infection," Deutch and Hetfield point out. "Threatening to send people back to a country so plagued with disaster and crisis would set a dangerous precedent."
  • Syrian Refugees' Story in the Boston Globe

    May 22, 2017

    The story captures the family’s early days in the U.S. and shows the many rewards and challenges of starting a new life here—finding work, learning English and, for the older children, starting school.
  • Channeling Queen Esther’s Diplomacy For Refugees

    Mar 09, 2017

    In an op-ed published on Scribe, the Forward’s curated contributor network, Rabbi Rachel Grant Meyer challenges the community “to commit to have at least one conversation with a family member, co-worker or friend on behalf of today’s refugees.”
  • LISTEN: Rabbi Jennie Rosenn Interviewed on State of Belief

    Feb 27, 2017

    Listen to HIAS Vice President for Community Engagement Rabbi Jennie Rosenn's interview on State of Belief radio with Rev. Welton Gaddy.