Refugee Resettlement

HIAS' Community Engagement Sends Strong Message

Feb 16, 2021

HIAS’ community engagement team knows the start of a new presidency doesn't mean refugee advocates can take a break.

Melanie Nezer Speaks on Zolberg Institute Panel

Melanie Nezer, HIAS' senior vice president of public affairs, spoke on a panel organized by the Zolberg Institute on Migration and Mobility to discuss the institute's recommendations for new immigr

Resettlement Agencies Across the U.S. Are Ready to Rebuild

Jan 26, 2021

As the Trump administration shrank refugee admissions to a trickle, many refugee resettlement organizations shrank as well. Now those groups must repair their ability to welcome new arrivals.

HIAS Applauds President Biden’s Quick Actions on Immigration

Jan 20, 2021

Shortly after taking office this afternoon, President Biden signed an executive order repealing the Trump administration’s travel bans, which barred people from many African and Muslim-majority countries from coming to the U.S. and also sent a sweeping immigration bill to Congress.

Former HIAS Client, Holocaust Survivor Interviewed on Democracy Now!

Former HIAS client, Kindertransport survivor, and refugee advocate Manfred Lindenbaum interviewed live from the Democracy Now! studios in New York on Sept. 21, 2016.

Mark Hetfield on MSNBC: Refugee Ban is 'Vile'

HIAS President and CEO Mark Hetfield discussed the Trump Administration's refugee ban on MSNBC on Jan. 29, 2017.


Regina Spektor's Refugee Story

Russian-born Jewish singer-songwriter Regina Spektor, whose family came to the United States with the help of HIAS, reflects on her move to New York in 1989.

2020 Year In Review: A Global Pandemic Met with Resilience

Dec 22, 2020

2020 will undoubtedly be a year that many people will want to forget. But despite the unparalleled challenges of 2020, HIAS has been able to not only pivot to online programs and services but actually extend its reach to more clients. HIAS helped more than 1.17 million people this year, the highest number in the organization’s history.

HIAS Puts Chromebooks and Computer Education In The Hands of Clients

Dec 16, 2020

COVID-19 has made computers a greater necessity for newcomers than ever before. HIAS and its local affiliates are stepping in to teach clients how to use them.

Actor Mandy Patinkin Tells HIAS Assembly What Refugees Have Taught Him

Dec 15, 2020

Actors and activists Mandy Patinkin and Kathryn Grody spoke to the Jews For Refugees Assembly about their experiences meeting refugees and the need to welcome them to the United States once again.