Ana and James, asylum seekers from Mexico and Haiti, fled to the U.S.-Mexico border in search of safety. Forced to remain in the most dangerous areas of Mexico under Title 42, both found danger and violence instead.
After just a few months of living in the U.S., Afghans resettled by Welcome Circles are navigating how to observe Ramadan in their new homes – and Welcome Circles are learning how best to support them.
HIAS’ April 25 briefing call explains the Biden Administration’s new Uniting for Ukraine plan to bring 100,000 people displaced by the war in Ukraine to the U.S. The plan raises concern for HIAS experts, but provides many opportunities for community involvement.
In August 2021, Stars and Stripes’ Afghan journalist Zubair Babakarkhail spent 10 days trying to escape Taliban-occupied Kabul with his family. He talks to HIAS about leaving Afghanistan and the last seven months in Pittsburgh.
During his campaign, Joe Biden promised to reform our nation’s immigration system and recommit our country to welcoming asylum seekers and refugees. Despite some successes, the Biden administration has overseen a series of anti-asylum decisions. See our one year report card.