Advocacy

U.S. “Uniting for Ukraine” Program May Help 100k, but Concerns Remain

Apr 26, 2022

HIAS’ April 25 briefing call explains the Biden Administration’s new Uniting for Ukraine plan to bring 100,000 people displaced by the war in Ukraine to the U.S. The plan raises concern for HIAS experts, but provides many opportunities for community involvement.

Demonstrators Outside Supreme Court Demand End to MPP

Apr 26, 2022

At a rally outside the Supreme Court where oral arguments took place on whether the Biden administration can end the MPP policy, activists called for the termination of the cruel program.

This Passover, European Jews Step up to Welcome Refugees

Apr 13, 2022

People in countries neighboring Ukraine along with Western European Jewish groups are preparing to welcome refugees into their own communities.

After More Than Two Years, Title 42 Set to End May 23

Apr 08, 2022

After over two years of preventing asylum seekers from exercising their right to seek asylum at the U.S. border, Title 42, a World War II-era public health law invoked by the Trump administration ostensibly to prevent the spread of COVID-19, is finally set to end on May 23.

Melanie Nezer on CNN: "It's On Us" to Welcome Ukrainian Refugees

Apr 04, 2022

The U.S needs to play a role and make sure Ukrainian refugees are welcomed, HIAS' Melanie Nezer said on CNN.

Thousands of Ukrainians Arrive in Israel, But Not All Are Welcomed

Mar 29, 2022

Israel has taken in thousands of Ukrainians, but there is another side to the situation, and it’s one that is not particularly welcoming to refugees.

Title 42, a View From the Border in March 2022

Mar 25, 2022

Sue Kenney-Pfalzer and Border Fellows describe the impact of Title 42 on the organizations, systems and people at United States' southern border.
Mark Hetfield speaks on a CFR webinar panel.

Hetfield: Anyone Can Become a Refugee

Mar 25, 2022

The scale of the Ukraine refugee situation — with up to 8 million people now expected to be displaced — is worse than “even the worst-case scenario,” HIAS President and CEO Mark Hetfield said during panel discussion hosted by the Council on Foreign Relations on March 24.

It Was a Genocide Against the Rohingya

Mar 24, 2022

The United States officially recognized that the Myanmarese military committed crimes against humanity and genocide against the Rohingya people in 2017.
Ukrainian man at U.S. border.

The Plight of Ukrainian Refugees Highlights the Problem of Title 42

Mar 24, 2022

Although most of the millions of Ukrainian refugees are heading to Poland and other nearby countries, a number want to head for the United States. Getting to the safety of loved ones in America though, is deeply problematic.

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