Briefing Calls

LISTEN: The State of Refugee Resettlement in the U.S.

Oct 08, 2019

Learn about the Trump administration’s plans to drastically cut refugee admissions and how you can take action to fight back.

LISTEN: The Actual "National Emergency": Threats to Asylum

Feb 22, 2019

Listen to an overview of policy changes related to asylum seekers and the U.S.-Mexico border, and ways for you to take action.

LISTEN: Resiliency in Action, Moving Forward for Refugees

Nov 28, 2018

Listen to an overview of what HIAS does and how we assist refugees in the U.S. and globally as well as an update on policies affecting refugees and asylum seekers, and how you can get involved.

LISTEN: Asylum and Family Separation Briefing Call

Aug 03, 2018

Listen as HIAS experts discuss the current situation with separated parents and children and asylum seekers, what HIAS is doing, and how we can work together to fight back.

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.

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.

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.