Briefing Calls

Join a HIAS briefing call on Thursday, August 2nd at 4pm ET to hear more about the current landscape for asylum seekers, what HIAS is doing, and how we can work together to fight back.

Pre-registration for this call is required. You must RSVP and receive call-in instructions to participate.


LISTEN: Protecting Asylum in America

May 24, 2018

Listen as HIAS experts review the current situation and what can be done to protect the rights of asylum seekers.

Separating children from their parents. Prolonged detention in jail-like conditions. Court proceedings without adequate legal representation or interpreters. This is not how America should be treating people who are seeking protection from violence and persecution in their home countries who are seeking our help.

Join HIAS for a briefing call on May 24 at 4:00pm EST for an overview of the current state of the U.S. asylum system and how HIAS is stepping up to help and protect asylum seekers and their families.

HIAS Video Conference: Reflecting on 2017, Rallying for 2018

Jan 26, 2018

A year after President Donald Trump's first ban on refugee arrivals, HIAS President and CEO Mark Hetfield and Senior Vice President for Public Affairs Melanie Nezer held a video conference to reflect on the the past year, and to plan for the year ahead.

LISTEN: HIAS Leaders Discuss Future of U.S. Refugee Resettlement

Sep 08, 2017

On Thursday, September 8, HIAS President and CEO Mark Hetfield joined HIAS’ Senior Vice President of Public Affairs Melanie Nezer and Senior Director for Community Engagement Merrill Zack to discuss President Trump’s looming decision on refugee resettlement in the United States.
07 Sep
In the next few weeks, we expect to know more about how many refugees the U.S. government will protect in the next year. Like HIAS’ upcoming Supreme Court case scheduled for early October, the administration’s decision could have major ramifications for the future of U.S. humanitarian policy. Join HIAS experts for a briefing call and Q&A to learn what these developments mean for both refugees and communities that welcome them, and what you can do to help.

LISTEN: HIAS Briefing Call on Supreme Court and Refugee Ban

Jun 30, 2017

Listen to the HIAS briefing call on the Supreme Court’s June 26 ruling on the refugee and Muslim ban executive orders, as well as the Trump Administration’s misinterpretation of that ruling.

LISTEN: HIAS Briefing Call and Litigation Update

Mar 31, 2017

HIAS held a briefing call for supporters on Thursday, March 30, to discuss the ongoing litigation moving through the courts across the country in response to President Trump’s revised executive order, and ways to get involved in support of refugees.

LISTEN: HIAS Emergency Briefing Call on Refugee Ban

Feb 02, 2017

HIAS held an emergency briefing call for supporters on Thursday, February 2, to discuss the impact of the executive order banning refugees.

LISTEN: HIAS December Briefing Call

Dec 06, 2016

HIAS held a briefing call for supporters on Tuesday, December 6 on the “big changes” to both policy and the environment of welcome in the United States as we prepare for a Trump administration. Click to listen to a full recording.