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Watch it Now: Ask Me Anything: Asylum Seekers

On January 15th, Martin Luther King Jr. Day, HIAS Pennsylvania held a virtual Ask Me Anything program about asylum seekers. This program included a panel discussion, followed by a letter writing campaign. This program was inspired by Dr. King’s advocacy for systemic changes to create a more equitable America.


  • Matthew P. Egler DiFerdinando, Esq. | Staff Attorney, HIAS Pennsylvania
  • Nenehjoh Mansaray | Asylee Client of HIAS Pennsylvania
  • Alisa R. Gutman, MD, PhD | Medical Director, Philadelphia Human Rights Clinic | Clinical Associate Professor of Psychiatry, Perelman School of Medicine, University of Pennsylvania

More information about advocating for asylum seekers

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H.R. 1325 – Asylum Seeker Work Authorization Act of 2023

 PA House Bill 769 – Driver’s Licenses for All