News & Views

September 2021 Federal Advocacy Opportunities

There are three important ways to advocate for immigrants this September. Contact your Representative or Senator and tell them to:

  1. Ask them to waive the ~$600 per person fees attached to humanitarian parole applications for Afghans and other refugees fleeing war today. Learn more here.
  2. Support the LIFT the BAR Act. This will remove cruel, xenophobic, and harmful barriers to federal public benefits for immigrants, and provide critical support programs to all lawfully-present immigrants. It would restore access to federal public benefits for lawfully present immigrants, eliminate the five-year bar on Medicaid, CHIP, SSI, SNAP, and TANF, and remove additional arbitrary barriers. Learn more here.
  3. Support the path towards citizenship for millions of immigrants that is currently included in the Democrats budget reconciliation act. Learn more here.
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://hiaspa1.wpengine.com/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.