Refugee Resettlement


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What You Should Know When Candidates Talk About Refugees

Oct 10, 2016

With the global refugee crisis at the forefront of the discourse related to a presidential election for the first time in recent history, we felt it was necessary to set the record straight on some crucial points.

WATCH: Senators Make Emotional Case for Helping Refugees

Sep 28, 2016

“I just think that this is really a matter of values when you come right down to it, and I think our country is enriched by refugees like my grandfather,” said Senator Al Franken (D-MN). “I think we have to do a gut check here, and see who we are as a people.”

New Yorkers Show Support for Refugees at #JewsforRefugees Assembly

Sep 15, 2016

More than 200 people, including representatives from over 50 synagogues and communal organizations, gathered at HIAS' #JewsforRefugees Assembly in New York Wednesday evening to call for stronger international leadership to alleviate the global refugee crisis.

The World Gathers to Confront the Refugee Crisis: Here’s What You Need to Know

Sep 14, 2016

World leaders will convene in New York on September 19 during the UN General Assembly to address the displacement crisis affecting millions of people around the globe. It’s the first time such a high level gathering has ever been held solely to focus on refugee and migration issues. The Jewish community will be watching closely, because today’s refugee law comes directly from our own historical experience as refugees.

Syrian Family Lands in Maryland, Gets Big Welcome from Local Synagogue

Sep 07, 2016

At 6 p.m. on Thursday evening, Karen Green is abuzz with last minute preparations. In just a few hours, she’ll be at Reagan National airport to meet the Syrian refugee family her congregation has spent the last 10 days anxiously preparing for.

[AUDIO] Resettling Refugees in Pittsburgh, Human to Human

Sep 01, 2016

“I don’t know what they’ve been through, but I can relate to them as parents—as human beings.” Leslie Aizenman describes the “low-tech, high-touch process" of resettling refugees in Pittsburgh.

HIAS Interns Leave Their Mark

Aug 31, 2016

“I was a HIAS U.S. Programs Intern over the summer and honestly had an incredible experience,” said Nasreen Baten-Tschan, one of three summer interns working with the U.S. programs team at HIAS headquarters in Silver Spring, Maryland.

Hitting Important Milestone, U.S. Resettles 10,000th Syrian Refugee

Aug 29, 2016

The U.S. will reach an important milestone this week for refugees. The Obama Administration announced today that it will meet its goal of welcoming at least 10,000 Syrian refugees before the end of September, part of its response to the humanitarian crisis in Syria created by years of an unrelenting civil war.

L.A. Synagogues Going the Distance for Refugees in SoCal

Aug 24, 2016

A recent story in Jewish Journal highlighted the efforts of Temple Beth Am in LA to help recently resettled refugees in Southern California. Beth Am, who have joined the HIAS Welcome Campaign, partnered with Modern Orthodox B’nai David-Judea Congregation to collect needed items for newly arrived refugees.

Fire Strikes Refugee Housing in Buffalo: How You Can Help

Aug 12, 2016

On the night of July 21, 2016, a house in Buffalo, New York caught fire. Next door: the apartments of 14 newly arrived refugees from around the globe.