News & Views

How much is a life worth? Refugee advocates ask Biden to waive fees for fleeing Afghans

“In an essay for WHYY, a public radio station in Philadelphia, Cathryn Miller-Wilson, executive director of HIAS Pennsylvania, highlighted example of… MORE

Why the U.S. government should waive fees for Afghan refugees seeking humanitarian parole

Why the U.S. government should waive fees for Afghan refugees seeking humanitarian parole  

How to help Afghan refugees: Where you can volunteer, donate, and more in Philadelphia

HIAS Pennsylvania, which is also based in Philly, also suggests some options for folks who want to volunteer: Help resettle… MORE

Opinion: USCIS must waive fees for Afghan refugees

Opinion: USCIS must waive fees for Afghan refugees

First Afghan families arriving in Philly as resettlement agencies prepare for a surge of newcomers

“So much depends on how many people we get out, and how quickly we do it,” said Cathryn Miller-Wilson, executive… MORE

Philly residents rally in Northeast to support Afghan neighbors and incoming refugees

Sponsored by HIAS Pennsylvania, the Nationalities Service Center, and the city’s Office of Immigrant Affairs, the rally brought out about… MORE

Money Moves: More than $13M has been awarded to local nonprofits in the past few months

Money moves: More than $13M has been awarded to local nonprofits in the past few months

‘All they want is safety’: How Philly, US groups will aid Afghan refugees coming to America

“”We were told about a week and a half ago, or two weeks ago, ‘OK, get ready. We are going… MORE

Former Afghan interpreters in Philly watch and worry amid a scary, deadline effort to evacuate their colleagues

“Today Sadiq Sadeed is office manager at Philadelphia-based HIAS Pennsylvania, where he helps immigrants start new lives in the United… MORE

Inquirer Op-Ed: Over-policing Black immigrants can turn one mistake into deportation

All too often, the “good moral character” required to naturalize, receive other immigration benefits, and pass employment tests means living… MORE

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: https://hiaspa.org/event/thankful-together-2021/

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.