Advocacy

70 Years of Workers’ Rights for Refugees

Apr 30, 2021

On this International Labor Day we look back on 70 years of work since the 1951 Refugee Convention effectively allowed refugees and asylum seekers access to work and the rights that go with it.

What a Dramatic Day in Resettlement Means for Refugees

Apr 20, 2021

A disappointing announcement on refugee resettlement by President Biden sparked a major public backlash and quick reversal. Here's what happened.

Statement Submitted to the U.S. House of Representatives Committee on Homeland Security

Mar 19, 2021

Statement submitted to the U.S. House of Representatives Committee on Homeland Security Hearing on
“The Way Forward on Homeland Security”

HIAS is the international Jewish humanitarian organization that provides vital services to refugees and asylum seekers in...

Jewish Rally For Refugees

Nearly 1,000 people representing Jewish organizations from across the New York metropolitan area braved winter weather to show their support for welcoming refugees in Mahattan's Battery Park on Feb

Debra Messing and Mandana Dayani: Supporting Refugees is a Core Jewish Value

Feb 21, 2021

Former HIAS client Mandana Dayani and her good friend, actress and activist Debra Messing, joined HIAS and Holocaust Museum LA for the series "Welcome to Paradise: Refugees at Home in LA."

Asylum Seekers Lead the Charge for Rights in Israel

Feb 17, 2021

For asylum seekers in Israel, the mass unemployment, food insecurity, and lack of access to health care caused by the COVID-19 pandemic highlights their decade-long struggle for refugee status and basic rights.

The ‘Welcome to Paradise’ Series: Mandana Dayani and Debra Messing

Join HIAS and the Holocaust Museum LA for the "Welcome to Paradise: Refugees at Home in LA" program series.

HIAS' Community Engagement Sends Strong Message

Feb 16, 2021

HIAS’ community engagement team knows the start of a new presidency doesn't mean refugee advocates can take a break.

HIAS Officials Speak at UCIRF Hearing

On Feb. 10, 2021, the U.S. Commission on International Religious Freedom held a virtual hearing about ways the U.S.

Faith-Based Groups Play Critical Role Helping Refugees

Feb 11, 2021

Faith-based organizations have been critical in helping integrate refugees into host communities, said leaders of religious groups at a Feb. 9 event organized by HIAS Europe.

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