HIAS in the News
Posted on Thu, Oct 07, 2010 at 19:30 pm
The New Jersey Jewish News highlighted two honors HIAS recently received from the U.S. government – an award recognizing HIAS' contributions to the Israeli government's refugee status determination program, and a $450,000 grant toward HIAS' work in citizenship education and immigrant integration.
Posted on Thu, Oct 07, 2010 at 19:03 pm
HIAS' Mark Hetfield was quoted in The Washington Jewish Week in its coverage of the failure of the defense bill that contained the DREAM Act to reach the Senate floor.
Posted on Wed, Oct 06, 2010 at 12:40 pm
The Jewish Community Voice just covered HIAS' collaborative "We Were Strangers, Too" campaign, which calls on Congress to make comprehensive immigration reform a priority.
Posted on Tue, Sep 14, 2010 at 19:11 pm
Amy Greenstein, HIAS' Director of Young Leadership Development, recently was profiled in Barnard's Alumnae in Action.
Posted on Mon, Aug 30, 2010 at 9:40 am
The Miami Herald quotes Mark Hetfield, HIAS' Senior VP for Policy and Programs, in an article about the thousands of refugees scheduled to lose their Social Security disability aid in less than two months because they have not become citizens. Learn more about HIAS' advocacy on this issue.
Posted on Thu, Aug 26, 2010 at 14:59 pm
The Atlantic quotes Mark Hetfield, HIAS’ Senior VP for Policy and Programs, in an article about the torn loyalties of Iranian Jews in America.
Posted on Mon, Aug 23, 2010 at 13:12 pm
The Arizona Jewish Post featured a story about Ella Starobinska, a student at the University of Arizona in Tucson who was resettled by HIAS in 2005 from Kiev, Ukraine. In June, she was awarded the Lt. Steven Zilberman Memorial Scholarship by HIAS. Learn more about HIAS scholarships.
Posted on Mon, Aug 23, 2010 at 11:46 am
Today’s Los Angeles Times featured refugee advocates’ concerns about the impending Supplemental Security Income (SSI) Extension deadline. HIAS’ President/CEO Gideon Aronoff was quoted. Learn more at HIAS' Advocacy page about SSI Assistance for Indigent, Elderly, and Disabled Refugees, Asylees, and other Humanitarian Immigrants.
Posted on Fri, Aug 13, 2010 at 11:49 am
HIAS' Vice Chair Eugenia Brin once again has been selected as a judge for The Jewish Federations of North America Jewish Community Heroes competition. The Award honors those "making strides to repair the world, starting in their own communities." Visit the site to nominate your own hero or vote for one of the nominees.
Posted on Fri, Aug 13, 2010 at 11:33 am
The JTA and the Forward today covered HIAS' efforts to have funding for Supplemental Security Income (SSI) extended. SSI helps elderly and disabled refugees pay for such basic necessities as food and shelter; currently these benefits are slated to expire on September 30th, leaving thousands without this critical monetary lifeline.
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