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.
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.
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.
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.