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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

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

Advocacy Opportunities Related to Afghanistan

Read on to learn how to advocate for Afghan refugees.   USCIS must waive fees for Afghan refugees   In… MORE

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

 

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