Recapturing a Future

Jinsi was fourteen when they came. The military stormed her small village and forced her father to work for them. And then he was gone. Dead. When the military insisted her mother take his place, her mother decided that there was only one thing to do: flee.

Announcing new Director of Refugee Programming and Planning

We are proud to announce Rona Buchalter has been named the new Director of Refugee Programming and Planning.
 
Rona has developed and led several education-related programs in Philadelphia over the past 20 years. Most recently, she led the team founding Independence Charter School West in Southwest Philadelphia, a public K-8 school focused on global citizenship and language acquisition.

In The News: In Sessions' asylum ruling, a court system unlike others

“It’s a civil proceeding, even though the consequences for the people subject to those proceedings can be dire,” said Elizabeth Yaeger, supervising attorney for the Immigrant Youth Advocacy Project of HIAS Pennsylvania. “It [can be] a death sentence, if a person gets sent back.” See more of his and other represententatives thoughts on the recent asylum ruling here.

We're Hiring! Intake Supervising Attorney or DOJ Accredited Representative

Job Title:  Intake Supervising Attorney or DOJ Accredited Representative
Supervisor:  Managing Attorney
Salary: $44,000 - $50,000 (commensurate with experience)

Applications will be received on a rolling basis until the position is filled.  The successful applicant must be ready to start ASAP.  Interested Applicant: Send cover letter and resume to Edwin Jimenez at ejimenez@hiaspa.org. Applications will be accepted until filled.

 

 

 

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