USCIRF Hearing on Refugees Fleeing Religious Persecution

Start Date

February 10, 2021

End Date

February 10, 2021

The U.S. Commission on International Religious Freedom (USCIRF) is hosting a virtual hearing about the ways the U.S. government can better protect and support individuals fleeing religious persecution through the U.S. refugee resettlement program, the U.S. asylum system, and overseas assistance.  It will be on Wednesday, February 10th, from 10:30am -12:00pm. Registration happens here:

Opening remarks will be made by Gayle Manchin, Chair of USCIRF, as well as vice chairs Tony Perkins and Anurima Bharagava. Panelists include:

  • Jenny Yang, Senior Vice President of Policy and Advocacy, World Relief
  • Mark Hetfield, President and CEO, Hebrew Immigrant Aid Society (HIAS)
  • Leon Rodriguez, Immigration Attorney, Seyfarth; former Director of U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services at the U.S. Department of Homeland Security
  • Elizabeth Neumann, Senior Advisor, National Immigration Forum; former Assistant Secretary for Threat Prevention and Security, U.S. Department of Homeland Security
  • Murad Ismael, Co-founder and former Executive Director, Yazda