HIAS congratulates Julieta Valls Noyes on her confirmation as Assistant Secretary of State for PRM

SILVER SPRING, Md. — HIAS congratulates Julieta Valls Noyes on her confirmation as the new Assistant Secretary of State in the Bureau of Population, Refugees, and Migration (PRM), a position that has been vacant since 2017.

“My parents and members of my extended family came to the United States as refugees from Cuba sixty years ago and then became proud American citizens,” Noyes said during his confirmation hearing last year. .Our family is acutely aware of the debt we owe to this great nation.

Previously, Noyes served as U.S. Ambassador to the Republic of Croatia and served as Deputy Assistant Secretary, where she managed relations with Western Europe and the European Union,

“This confirmation is needed more than ever, with 3.8 million people from Ukraine having fled the country last month and humanitarian crises continuing around the world in places like Afghanistan, Yemen and Venezuela.” , said HIAS Chairman and CEO Mark Hetfield. “With more than 84 million people displaced worldwide, including more than 31 million refugees, the Assistant Secretary’s work is imperative to ensure that the United States once again becomes the global leader in refugee protection, doing everything possible to help refugees in need. ”

“Only in America could the daughter of refugees become Assistant Secretary of State for Refugee Policy,” Noyes tweeted after her confirmation.


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