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July 2023 Stories from the Front Lines

Working together to welcome asylum seekers to Philadelphia Governor Abbott continues to send buses of asylum seekers from Texas to… MORE

Penn Carey Law clinic files complaint against Pa. correctional facility’s treatment of immigrants

“The Transnational Legal Clinic filed on behalf of the Capital Area Immigrants’ Rights Coalition, the Pennsylvania Immigrant Resource Center, HIAS… MORE

Summer Internships: Leah Sutton-Smith ’25

Why did you apply for this internship? “I wanted to work with an organization that supports refugees and immigrants, and… MORE

A welcoming map: Community organizers launch first Philly map in Arabic

“As the workshop continued, Al-Obaidi overheard one attendee, a Syrian refugee, share that while he was on his way to… MORE

Tell Congress to Support the Asylum Seeker Work Authorization Act

There is no good reason for preventing asylum seekers in the United States from contributing their much-needed skills to the… MORE

“Now I am Free”: A Gay Ugandan Builds Community in the U.S.

  “My first impression [of Philadelphia] was, now I am free. No one is going to start pointing fingers at… MORE

Weekly Wins Round-up: June 2023

Dear Friend, We had a busy month celebrating Immigrant Heritage Month with you at our Family Advocacy Picnic, and at the United… MORE

WHYY – World Refugee Day

Cocktail Tasting, High Prices at the Jersey Shore, World Refugee Day

Employment Information for Employers

HIAS PA matches employers’ hiring needs in the Philadelphia area with job seekers who are eager to start new opportunities…. MORE

Synagogues Continue Aiding Afghan Refugees Two Years After Taliban Takeover

In recent years, HIAS PA has increased outreach to faith organizations to bolster volunteer resettlement efforts. Afghan refugees are still… MORE