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Hundreds from across the globe now calling Philly home celebrate World Refugee Day at the zoo

“Every year the celebration looks different,” said Anneke Kat, community engagement specialist at HIAS PA, a large refugee resettlement organization… MORE

Jewish Exponent: Ronald Klasko, Esq., honored at HIAS PA’s 2022 Golden Door Awards gala

HIAS Pennsylvania’s Golden Door Awards honoree, Ronald Klasko, Esq., was featured in the Jewish Exponent! Read the feature here

Jennifer Joseph, HIAS PA’s Deputy Director & Chief DEI Officer, is honored by the Office of Immigrant Affairs and the Mayor of Philadelphia

Jennifer Joseph, Deputy Director & Chief DEI Officer at HIAS PA, was invited by the Office of Immigrant Affairs to… MORE

Toddler reunited with parents in U.S. after being left behind in Afghanistan in August

“Refugee organizations took up Hadi’s case. He wrote letters asking for help and authorizing his brother to escort Hanzala on… MORE

100,000 Ukrainian refugees will soon be allowed to live in the U.S. Philly resettlement agencies are ready.

“Any number is great news,” said Cathryn Miller-Wilson, executive director of HIAS Pennsylvania, the immigrant-assistance organization in Philadelphia. “A hundred… MORE

A Philly immigration lawyer tries to help Ukrainian Americans desperate to get family members out of the war

“I’ve had a permanent stomachache,” Miller-Wilson said. “We’re looking at the 3 million or so fleeing Ukraine, but this is… MORE

Pittsburghers ready to welcome fleeing Ukrainians, but quick entry to US remains unlikely

“It doesn’t matter whether people are willing to open their homes to orphans and families or whether Pittsburghers see this… MORE

Resettled Afghans Find New Lives and New Schools in Philadelphia

“The first day of high school is always hard. It’s doubly difficult if you are not fluent in the language… MORE

Afghan families in Philly frustrated at high bar to help loved ones escape Taliban

Listen to the article here:   Afghan families in Philly frustrated at high bar to help loved ones escape Taliban… MORE

Thousands of miles from home, Afghan evacuees start new lives, schools in Philadelphia

Thousands of miles from home, Afghan evacuees start new lives, schools in Philadelphia