Briefing Calls

Afghan Refugee Crisis: "We're In It for the Long Haul"

Aug 23, 2021

HIAS staff have traveled to United States military bases, to help process those Afghans who made it out of Kabul. HIAS affiliates across the U.S. are getting ready to receive or are already receiving Afghan refugees and ramping up their services.

From Flight to Safety: The Refugee Resettlement Journey

The U.S. Refugee Admissions Program is a lifeline to people around the world whose lives are in danger because of who they are, where they are from, or what they believe.

The Real Story at the U.S.-Mexico Border

What is the status of human rights at the border? Who is able to seek safety in our country, and who is being turned away from seeking asylum?

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 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.

Melanie Nezer Speaks on Zolberg Institute Panel

Melanie Nezer, HIAS' senior vice president of public affairs, spoke on a panel organized by the Zolberg Institute on Migration and Mobility to discuss the institute's recommendations for new immigr

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

Dec 02, 2020

Dr. Jessica Goudeau, discusses her book "After the Last Border: Two Families and the Story of Refuge in America" with the HIAS Book and Film Club.

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.

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