Sep. 27, 2021 8:48 am
Haitian migrants at the border: An asylum law scholar explains how US skirts its legal and moral duties
In Philadelphia, a protest against Haitian deportations will take place at City Hall's northwest entrance on September 28 at 3:30 p.m.
Aug. 26, 2021 10:47 am
Opinion: USCIS must waive fees for Afghan refugees
HIAS PA and other orgs have prepared hundreds of humanitarian parole applications on behalf of PA residents from Afghanistan, but the fee of $575 per application can be an insurmountable roadblock, says guest columnist Cathryn Miller-Wilson.
Jun. 4, 2021 8:22 am
What is a Philadelphia identity? In her most recent work, artist Michelle Ortiz explodes any facile definition
Her "Arrival and Belonging" installation — part of the Philadelphia Art Museum exhibit "New Grit: Art and Philly Now" — is informed by the personal narratives of people who weren't born to, but arrived at, their identity as Philadelphians.
Feb. 22, 2021 9:28 am
Cathryn Miller-Wilson: Proposed legislation would acknowledge that immigrants are a public good
"Throughout the pandemic, we have seen how important immigrants are to our community as they have been on the frontlines of our healthcare system and our food production," says the executive director of HIAS Pennsylvania.
Aug. 4, 2020 7:30 am
St. Christopher’s Foundation for Children is focused on feeding refugee and immigrant populations affected by COVID-19
The program, a collaboration of many organizations, is feeding about 700 of the city’s most vulnerable families every week.
Dec. 11, 2019 3:03 pm
Respecting human rights in emergency shelter
Those who work in human services care about human rights, says guest columnist Andrew Huff. As such, he goes goes on to say, they should know whether or not their work upholds international human rights agreements.
Oct. 2, 2019 8:00 am
Forty years after genocide, a Philly Cambodian organization helps refugees heal over dinner
The "From Genocide to Tableside" discussion series is poised to share untold stories of struggle and break down the stigma of seeking traditional therapy.
Dec. 10, 2018 12:52 pm
Can free backpacks and mentorship help immigrant and refugee students adjust to South Philly?
Taggart Elementary School’s Family Welcome Center will launch soon, thanks to a major boost from Navy Yard-based ecommerce company RevZilla.
Aug. 1, 2018 12:45 pm
This Philly program helps African and Caribbean immigrant youth thrive in their new city
African Family Health Organization's youth empowerment program hopes that by offering students respect and support, they will better appreciate themselves and their culture.
Jul. 16, 2018 12:14 pm
Nationalities Service Center just launched a Fund for Immigrant Justice
Amidst funding cuts and an increased workload, the immigrant and refugee service agency is fundraising to hire a full-time attorney to serve low-income clients for free.