Finance World Rallies for Refugees in New York
November 7, 2018
By Russell Dyk and Sahr MuhammedAlly
With so much spiteful rhetoric around immigration during this election season, it was both uplifting and inspiring to attend Refugee Action Fund’s Launch Party on October 23rd at New York City’s Tenement Museum.
Reflection on Yesterday’s Shooting at the Tree of Life Synagogue
October 28, 2018
Yesterday, a gunman walked into a synagogue in Pittsburg, murdering 11 people and injuring 6 more. Our hearts mourn for the victims and their loved ones.Read more
Interfaith Refugee Project Re-Launches as Refugee Action Fund
October 8, 2017
Today, Interfaith Refugee Project became Refugee Action Fund!Read more
Reflections from the U.S.-Mexico Border
October 02, 2018
By Julie Gersten
In August, I joined a delegation of Jewish leaders organized by HIAS who visited detention and migrant facilities on the U.S.-Mexico border. The experience afforded me access to the inner-workings of the U.S. immigration system: inside a detention facility where thousands of immigrants are kept in prison conditions; in court proceedings where complex and convoluted procedures shape the trajectory of those seeking refuge and asylum; behind the electronic fences where our government houses unaccompanied minors and separated children in legal limbo; and shelters in Tijuana where men, women and children fleeing for their lives await the opportunity to go North, or individuals freshly deported from the U.S. (some brusquely removed from their families and lives in the United States where they have spent decades) try to reunite with their children or just figure out what’s next for them.
Bearing witness is painful. It is impossible not to feel deeply impacted by the pain and trauma of the individuals inside the U.S. immigration system. Even more daunting is what bearing witness demands of me: the responsibility to share what I’ve seen, and the obligation to take action. I offer these observations and reflections from my experience as a first step.Read more
A Crash Course on Refugee Economics
October 26, 2017
Listen to co-founders Greg Sharenow and Michelle Brouhard on Bloomberg Radio talk about how to integrate refugees into the fabric of U.S. Society.
Interfaith Advocates Rally Finance World In Support Of Refugees
February 05, 2017
Check out this blog post by one of our partners, HIAS, on our event in New York City.