News & Views

Refugee Resettlement: A Brief Overview and How Afghan Newcomers are Different

The federal Refugee Resettlement Act of 1980 established the structure and process for refugee resettlement in the United States that… MORE

Advocate for Afghan Refugees

While the US government successfully evacuated and processed thousands of Afghans for resettlement who were displaced because of US involvement… MORE

HIAS PA’s First Semiannual Congregational Advocacy Event 8/24/2021


Crises in Afghanistan and Haiti: What We Know, How to Get Help and How to Give Help

If COVID and the three ongoing displacement crises have taught us anything, it’s been the absolute imperative to be able… MORE

Support HB279 Driver’s Licenses for All – Sample Email

Dear HIAS PA Supporter, We are asking you to send emails to the Transportation Committee members and Representatives in general… MORE

HB 279 – Driver’s Licenses for All: Current Status

House Bill 279 will allow residents of Pennsylvania to legally obtain a driver’s license with a Tax ID Number, or ITIN, a… MORE

Advocate Now!

Want to advocate for immigrants but don’t know where to start? Here’s our list of the most pressing issues affecting… MORE

Citizenship Advocacy: May 2021

Have you (or someone you know) had difficulties applying for citizenship or another immigration benefit through USCIS?  On April 18,… MORE

Watch It Now: Ask Me Anything: Language Access in Schools

Valeri Harteg, HIAS Pennsylvania’s Education Program Manager, discussed language access in schools with HIAS PA’s Executive Director, Cathryn Miller-Wilson, during today’s Facebook Live Ask Me Anything!


Watch It Now: Ask Me Anything: Liberian Refugee Immigration Fairness Program

Pamela Roberts, HIAS Pennsylvania’s Citizenship and Family Unification Staff Attorney, discussed the Liberian Refugee Immigration Fairness Program with HIAS PA’s Executive Director, Cathryn Miller-Wilson, during today’s Facebook Live Ask Me Anything! Stay tuned for our next Ask Me Anything in March!


TONIGHT: Join us at the table!Join us for Thankful Together!

Thankful Together, formerly known as Refugee Thanksgiving, is happening TONIGHT at 6PM!

Register here to join us tonight:

Celebrate our volunteers who make this all possible!Click here at 11:45AM to join our Annual Meeting!

Click here to join our virtual Annual Meeting!

The Annual Meeting starts at noon, but join us at 11:45AM for an informal chat before the event!

POSTPONED! Speed Advocacy: Afghanistan

Today's Speed Advocacy: Afghanistan Facebook Live event has been postponed due to a worldwide Facebook outage. We will update you as soon as possible about rescheduling the event.