Advocacy

HIAS National Refugee Shabbat Message

HIAS President and CEO Mark Hetfield shares a message for National Refugee Shabbat 5780/2020.

Mark Hetfield's Congressional Testimony On Syrian Refugees

HIAS President and CEO Mark Hetfield testifies before the House Judiciary Committee on the Syrian refugee crisis and its impact on the security of the U.S. refugee admissions program.

Mark Hetfield Speaks at Human Rights Shabbat

HIAS President and CEO Mark Hetfield speaks at Temple Emanu-El's Human Rights Shabbat in New York City on Dec. 21, 2019.

Mark Hetfield Speaks At Temple Beth Am

On Feb. 26, 2016, HIAS President and CEO Mark Hetfield spoke at "Social Action Shabbat" at Temple Beth Am in Pinecrest, Florida, about HIAS' mission and the Jewish value of welcoming the stranger.

Mandy Patinkin Speaks at HIAS’ Jews For Refugees Assembly

Actors and activists Mandy Patinkin and Kathryn Grody spoke to the Jews For Refugees Assembly about their experiences meeting refugees and the need to welcome them to the United States once again.

Actor Mandy Patinkin Tells HIAS Assembly What Refugees Have Taught Him

Dec 15, 2020

Actors and activists Mandy Patinkin and Kathryn Grody spoke to the Jews For Refugees Assembly about their experiences meeting refugees and the need to welcome them to the United States once again.

Senator Cardin Hopeful for Change on Immigration, Refugee Resettlement

Nov 13, 2020

Sen. Ben Cardin (D-MD) told an audience of more than 350 on a HIAS-hosted post-election briefing call that he is confident the incoming Biden administration will set a new course, and restore refugee resettlement and repair America’s broken asylum system.

Arguments Heard in HIAS v. Trump Appeal

Oct 28, 2020

HIAS argued in federal court on Oct. 27 that an injunction against President Trump's executive order giving states and local governments the power to block the resettlement of refugees should remain in effect.

Action Call: Election 2020

Oct 20, 2020

The future of refugee resettlement and asylum hinge on the positions of the leaders we elect in November.

Presidential Intent, But No Declaration: What Now for U.S. Refugee Admissions?

Oct 08, 2020

The announcement of the new unofficial refugee admissions cap of 15,000 brought up many questions that have still not been answered.

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