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Haitians Also Need Our Help

Over the past several weeks, hundreds of supporters have come forward in support of Afghans forced to flee, in large… MORE

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:… MORE

HIAS PA Closes for Labor Day and Rosh Hashanah – 2021

HIAS Pennsylvania will be closed on Monday, September 6th, 2021, for Labor Day, and on Tuesday and Wednesday, September 7th… MORE

Holidays Around the World: Rosh Hashanah

Holidays Around the World! Celebrate Rosh Hashanah with HIAS PA As part of HIAS PA’s “Holidays Around the World” series,… MORE

Watch It Now: Ask Me Anything: Afghan Special Immigrant Visa (SIV) Status

Commemorating the events of September 11th, 2001, watch our Ask Me Anything from September 2nd, 2021.

We heard from HIAS PA’s Director of Social Services, Lucy Rabbaa, and HIAS PA’s Office Manager and former SIV, Mohammad Sadiq Sadeed, about the Afghan refugees coming to the US on Special Immigrant Visa status, the repercussions of the War in Afghanistan, and what the past month has been like for families like Sadiq’s.

 

Weekly Wins Round-Up: August 2021

Dear HIAS PA Supporter, The last two weeks of August reminded me, as if I could ever forget, that we… MORE

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