May 15, 2018
“My family was helped by HIAS and other organizations like it. My grandparents worked hard, my parents worked hard, and now I just want to do what I can to make sure others have that same chance.”
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.
Dec 01, 2017
Hearing of their experiences brought home the many reasons we have to be truly thankful; for our freedoms, for our opportunities, for the comforts we enjoy.
Jun 16, 2017
Charlotte Magazine recently published a feature story about a Syrian family who finally found refuge in the United States after a four-year ordeal. The happy ending to a challenging chapter in their life was imperiled by the first executive order, which halted travel from seven Muslim-majority countries and suspended the refugee admissions program.
Jun 14, 2017
Melinda Menzer, an English professor at Furman University in Greenville, South Carolina, swam 9.2 miles in the Tennessee River on Sunday, June 4 to raise money for HIAS.
Apr 03, 2017
Former USCIS Director Leon Rodriguez recently penned an op-ed for Reuters firmly opposing President Trump's executive orders banning immigrants and refugees.
Feb 15, 2017
“After I lost my vision, there was nothing for me to do in Iraq. There, they don’t believe that a person with a disability is capable of doing anything,” Qusay said. “I can’t tolerate that. I can’t envision myself just sitting at home. My dreams are bigger than that.”
Feb 03, 2017
“Refugee status is not merely a stamp on paper; it's a state of mind and heart which forces one to risk it all for better life. We feel affinity and kinship to those in the same plight.”
Nov 29, 2016
Nerea, Oliver, and Eduardo have experienced more violence than any child should. In Honduras, they were stalked by MS13, a notorious street gang, and moved into their aunt and uncle’s home in a neighboring city in an effort to escape. But that was just the start.
Nov 04, 2016
“We became refugees in the first place because there was no democratic process, no freedom. So how can you stay in your house and say your vote doesn’t count?”