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[VIDEO] In Buffalo, Deaf Refugees Find Hope

Mar 21, 2017

Our local partners at Jewish Family Service of Buffalo & Erie County have partnered with Deaf Access Services to support a community of Deaf refugees. Watch our new video.

Members of Congress Visit HIAS HQ To Express Support For Refugees

Mar 20, 2017

On Monday, March 20, Congressman Jamie Raskin (D-MD 8th District) and U.S. Senator Ben Cardin (D-MD) both visited HIAS headquarters to express support for refugees.

Why The New Refugee Ban Is Just As Bad As The Old One

Mar 07, 2017

The language of the ban may have changed slightly, but the result for refugees is still the same. Tens of thousands of refugees will remain in danger after they had already been approved to come to America.

HIAS Statement on New Executive Order Targeting Refugees

Mar 06, 2017

In response to the second executive order, which will further reduce the number of refugees who will find a life in safety and freedom, HIAS President and CEO Mark Hetfield issued the following statement: “The language of the ban is slightly changed, but the results for refugees are the same."

Welcome: An Idea Worth Spreading

Feb 17, 2017

“Often refugees are defined by what they have lost, which is a lot," HIAS VP Melanie Nezer said in a recent Tedx talk on the global refugee crisis. "Their homes, their jobs, their communities, their friends and, in many cases, family members. But they also have a lot of things. They have hope. They have education. They have skills. And they have a great desire to live in peace.”

HIAS v. Trump - Why We're Suing

Feb 07, 2017

In more than 135 years serving refugees, HIAS has routinely represented asylum seekers in court against the U.S. government. Never before, however, has HIAS itself sued the U.S. government, let alone the President of the United States. Until today.

HIAS Names Shelly Pitterman Senior Vice President for Programs

Feb 07, 2017

HIAS, the global Jewish nonprofit that protects refugees, is pleased to announce the appointment of Shelly Pitterman as senior vice president for programs, effective February 6, 2017. Pitterman, who will be based in...

Rabbi Jennie Rosenn in Haaretz: Why American Jews Must Oppose Trump's Ban

Feb 03, 2017

HIAS VP of Community Engagement Rabbi Jennie Rosenn published an op-ed in Haaretz on Friday, February 3, calling on the Jewish community to stand up to President Trump’s refugee ban.

Taking #RefugeesWelcome to the Streets

Jan 31, 2017

The fight to make this country a place that welcomes refugees is becoming contagious.

WATCH: HIAS President Mark Hetfield on MSNBC: Refugee Ban is "Vile"

Jan 30, 2017

HIAS President and CEO Mark Hetfield discussed the Trump Administration's refugee ban on MSNBC with host Ari Melber on Sunday, January 29, 2017.