Briefing Calls

Book & Film Club: Jessica Goudeau, After the Last Border

Dec 02, 2020

HIAS has launched our first national Book and Film Club. This online approach allows us to connect people all over the United States for important conversations about the global refugee crisis through the lens of stories. Dr. Jessica Goudeau, author of "After the Last Border: Two Families and the Story of Refuge in America," shared everything from how she came to form a relationship with the two women whose stories her book featured to the role of faith in her advocacy for refugees.

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.

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.

Refugee Resilience and Mental Health During COVID-19

There are 80 million displaced persons in the world today, more than any other time in our history.

Briefing Call: The Future of Refugee Resettlement

Sep 12, 2020

Refugee resettlement in the United States looks very different than it once did; hear HIAS’ plans and hopes for the future of resettlement.

From Citizens to Outsiders: Burma’s Path to Genocide

Join HIAS for a virtual tour of the United States Holocaust Memorial Museum’s new online exhibit “Burma’s Path to Genocide” with former political prisoner and Rohingya activist Wai Wai Nu; exhibit

Predictable Income When You Need It Most

With interest rates near zero, fixed income and cash investments are producing very little income.

Briefing: Integrating Refugees into the U.S. Economy

Jul 20, 2020

Keith Combs, HIAS’ Economic Inclusion program manager, hosts a panel discussion on how HIAS prepares recently resettled refugees to enter the U.S. workforce.

Briefing: How Proposed Asylum Changes Threaten L.A. Asylum Seekers

Jul 13, 2020

A HIAS webinar about how newly proposed regulations threaten asylum as we know it, why protecting asylum is at the heart of the Jewish experience, and why doing so is central to addressing systemic racism and inequities.

Briefing: Proposed Changes to the U.S. Asylum System

Jul 09, 2020

Smita Dazzo, HIAS' director of legal services, and Naomi Steinberg, HIAS' vice president of policy and advocacy, explain proposed changes to the U.S. asylum system and how the public can help fight back.

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