Refugee Resettlement

Opinion: A Biden Appointee Who Carries the Jewish Story Itself

Dec 09, 2020

In an op-ed originally published in New York Jewish Week, HIAS President and CEO Mark Hetfield, writes about how former HIAS Board Member Alejandro Mayorkas, nominated to lead the Dept. of Homeland Security, is uniquely suited to lead the department and restore respect for human rights.

Book & Film Club: Jessica Goudeau, After the Last Border

Dec 02, 2020

Dr. Jessica Goudeau, discusses her book "After the Last Border: Two Families and the Story of Refuge in America" with the HIAS Book and Film Club.

Hetfield to Halifax Forum: U.S. Will Again Lead on Refugee Protection

Nov 23, 2020

In a video interview for the annual Halifax International Security Forum, Hetfield said he expect things will change for the better for refugees and asylum seekers with the new Biden administration.

Senator Cardin Hopeful for Change on Immigration, Refugee Resettlement

Nov 13, 2020

Sen. Ben Cardin (D-MD) told an audience of more than 350 on a HIAS-hosted post-election briefing call that he is confident the incoming Biden administration will set a new course, and restore refugee resettlement and repair America’s broken asylum system.

Once Refugees, Now Veterans

Nov 09, 2020

This Veterans Day, HIAS is highlighting the service of refugees in the U.S. armed forces.
Election Day stickers in Ohio

‘My Opinion Matters Now': Asylees and Refugees Celebrate Their First Votes in the U.S.

Nov 03, 2020

Voting for the first time is a momentous occasion for former asylum seekers like Ed Beetar and refugees like Mohamed Abdirahman, both of whom became citizens just this year.

Once Refugees, Now Veterans

As Veterans Day approaches, HIAS is highlighting the service of veterans who came to the United States as refugees.

Arguments Heard in HIAS v. Trump Appeal

Oct 28, 2020

HIAS argued in federal court on Oct. 27 that an injunction against President Trump's executive order giving states and local governments the power to block the resettlement of refugees should remain in effect.

Presidential Intent, But No Declaration: What Now for U.S. Refugee Admissions?

Oct 08, 2020

The announcement of the new unofficial refugee admissions cap of 15,000 brought up many questions that have still not been answered.

Refugees Succeed, and In Turn Inspire Those Who Help Them

Sep 24, 2020

Despite these tough times, there are still stories of hope and resilience that bolster refugees and inspire those helping them.

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