Refugee Resettlement

Afghans Need to be Classified as Refugees, Hetfield tells MSNBC

Sep 06, 2021

Mark Hetfield told MSNBC that the U.S. needs to reclassify Afghans who are coming into the U.S.
Mark Hetfield, Bianna Golodryga

"There is No Process" for Arriving Afghans, Hetfield tells CNN

Aug 30, 2021

There is no clear way to process arriving Afghans, Mark Hetfield told CNN.
Preparing for arriving Afghan refugees in Charlotte, NC.

Schlepping to Help Arriving Refugees Feels Good in Charlotte

Aug 30, 2021

Betsy Jenkins was watching her foster sons playing with each other in the yard when she saw the email, “Extra help needed for new refugee apartment move-in, can you help?”

Special Edition Podcast: The Fall of Afghanistan

Aug 27, 2021

For a special episode of our Crossing Borders podcast, an Afghan HIAS staffer and volunteer talk about fielding phone calls from family, friends and others in Afghanistan, desperate for help.

Mark Hetfield: "Our Work Is Far From Done"

Aug 27, 2021

This has been a tough week for all of us at HIAS, but it has been so much worse for the people of Afghanistan, writes HIAS President and CEO in The Forward.

Hetfield: To Save Afghans, U.S. Needs to "Show Some Leadership"

Aug 26, 2021

HIAS President and CEO Mark Hetfield appeared today on Meet the Press Daily with Chuck Todd to discuss the “bureaucratic calamity” that is preventing people from leaving Afghanistan for safety elsewhere.

Public Briefing - The Crisis in Afghanistan

HIAS President & CEO Mark Hetfield, Senior VP Programs Raphael Marcus and Program Manager Yalda Afif discuss the current crisis in Afghanistan and how HIAS is responding.

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.

HIAS Resettlement Partners Preparing to Greet Afghans

Aug 23, 2021

In the San Francisco Bay Area, HIAS resettlement affiliates JFCS East Bay and JFS of Silicon Valley are getting ready to welcome more Afghan Special Immigrant Visa (SIV) holders in one month than they usually do in half a year.

Across America, Refugee Resettlement Ramps Back Up

Aug 05, 2021

Refugees are once again arriving in the United States in higher numbers, and resettlement agencies are working hard to grow and meet their needs.