News & Views

Why Does Advocacy Matter?

​Refugees and immigrants are impacted by federal, state and local laws, policies and procedures every single day. Many of these… MORE

Updates Regarding Ukraine and Help for Ukrainians

If COVID and the three ongoing displacement crises have taught us anything, it’s been the absolute imperative to be able… MORE

Watch It Now: Ask Me Anything: Immigrants in Detention

HIAS Pennsylvania’s Executive Director, Cathryn Miller-Wilson, discusses immigrants in detention with HIAS PA’s Independence Foundation Public Interest Law Fellow, Matt Egler DiFerdinando.

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

Weekly Wins Round-up: January 2022

Dear Friend of HIAS PA, This month’s HIAS PA Wins newsletter is special. Why? Well, first, because two of our… 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

Forced to flee his Afghanistan homeland, Merza Mohammadi finds peace in Philly — on his skateboard

“When Merza Mohammadi flashes across Paine’s Park on his skateboard, the anguish of fleeing Afghanistan seems far away.” Read more… MORE

Recap: HIAS Pennsylvania’s 3rd Annual Martin Luther King Day of Advocacy and Action

On Monday, January 17th, 2021, we held an expert panel on Afghan evacuees and on Temporary Protected Status (TPS) for… MORE

How You’ve Helped

Dear HIAS PA Supporter, On Monday, HIAS PA held our 3rd annual day of advocacy in honor of Rev. Dr. Martin… MORE

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://hiaspa.org/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.

Join us for Thankful TogetherWatch performances from cultural groups and immigrants from around Philadelphia.
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