Jewish Values and History

Purim Reflections from a Deportation Hearing in Israel

Mar 07, 2018

We met Daniel in line for his deportation interview. As a representative of HIAS, I was allowed to accompany him inside. Unfortunately, all of his arguments were rejected as not reaching the accepted criteria for such an exemption.

Opposition to Israel’s Deportation Plans Gathers Strength

Feb 26, 2018

Over 20,000 people gathered in South Tel Aviv on Saturday, February 24, to demonstrate against the Israeli government's plans to forcibly deport African refugees and asylum seekers

Only in America: How a Ugandan Refugee Became a Louisiana Success Story

Feb 13, 2018

Daulat Sthanki arrived in New Orleans in November 1972 with a single bag. Uganda’s loss would ultimately be Louisiana’s, and America’s, gain.

Songwriter Releases Rallying Cry for Welcoming Refugees

Feb 09, 2018

“What I kept discovering about this song, was that people at demonstrations were hungry for new protest songs,” said Jedwab.

Why I Redirected My Bar Mitzvah Gifts to Support Refugees

Jan 30, 2018

I knew the need still remained and I wanted to be a part of the solution. We raised over $6,000 for HIAS.

On Anniversary of Refugee Ban, Activists Take to the Streets

Jan 29, 2018

A year after President Trump's first ban on refugees from entering the United States, activists in Washington, D.C. and New York City took to the streets to protest against discriminatory policies.

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.

WATCH: A Year Later, Fighting to Help Refugees

Jan 24, 2018

To help tell the story of the first year of the U.S. Refugee Admissions Program under the Trump Administration, HQ Trivia Host Scott Rogowsky lent his voice to a new HIAS video, A Year Later, the Fight Goes On.

HIAS and Islamic Relief USA Partner to Bring Legal Protection to Refugees in Greece

Jan 16, 2018

The interfaith effort will expand legal services for the most vulnerable refugee populations in Athens and Lesvos.

HIAS and ADL Raise Grave Concerns Over Deportation of Asylum Seekers from Israel

Jan 15, 2018

HIAS and ADL penned an open letter to Israeli Prime Minister Netanyahu, urging him to refrain from deporting tens of thousands of African asylum seekers.

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