United States

Resettled Syrian Refugee Graduates Top in Class

May 18, 2018

“The strength of the American community comes from diversity,” he says.

Through Tech Course, Refugees Take Another Step Forward in New York

Apr 27, 2018

“This may be the first official document of great value many of you will have received in your new country,” she said, “but this is just your first step.”

Interfaith Volunteers Find Common Ground with Refugees in Westchester

Apr 09, 2018

“This is the same story of my grandparents more than a hundred years ago. People came from somewhere, they had guts and grit, and some help, and a hundred years later here we are.”

JFS Soccer Team Brings Refugees Together in Seattle

Mar 20, 2018

The team is comprised of 90 percent refugees resettled to the Greater Seattle area, and also includes a handful of JFS clients and staff.

After School Program for Refugees Flourishes in Pittsburgh

Mar 05, 2018

“Interacting with the program mentors, our clients can pick up on the daily habits of Americans, experience English immersion in a safe environment, and see Americans as their friends—a true application of integration and social orientation.”

HIAS Wins Asylum for Honduran Mother of Three

Feb 22, 2018

Denia Sayda Contreras was granted asylum on January 24, 2018. For her Honduran-born children, she hopes that frightening memories of the home they fled will continue to fade each day.

Only in America: How a Ugandan Refugee Became a Louisiana Success Story

Feb 13, 2018

Daulat Sthanki arrived in New Orleans in November 1972 with a single bag. Uganda’s loss would ultimately be Louisiana’s, and America’s, gain.

On Anniversary of Refugee Ban, Activists Take to the Streets

Jan 29, 2018

A year after President Trump's first ban on refugees from entering the United States, activists in Washington, D.C. and New York City took to the streets to protest against discriminatory policies.

HIAS Named Among Grantees of Genesis Prize Foundation

Jan 17, 2018

HIAS will utilize the generous grant in honor of 2017 Genesis Prize Laureate Anish Kapoor to strengthen support for refugees.

Yaasir's Fight for Asylum Comes to an End​

Jan 04, 2018

"I lived through civil war, civil unrest, and clan disputes," Yaasir wrote. "I do not want this future for my children."