HIAS in the News
Posted on Mon, Jun 20, 2011 at 19:05 pm
To mark World Refugee Day, the Huffington Post today published a post by HIAS' Mark Hetfield in which he illustrates the need for immigration reform by describing the experience of one "lucky" asylee who, following a three-month incarceration by the Department of Homeland Security, was released without any means of supporting himself, allowed neither public assistance nor authorized to work until his asylum hearing months away.
Posted on Tue, Apr 12, 2011 at 17:31 pm
The April issue of Hadassah Magazine features an article by Gideon Aronoff, in which he discusses the history of immigration in America and the challenges facing today's efforts for comprehensive immigration reform.
Posted on Tue, May 24, 2011 at 12:05 pm
The Forward last week published an article by HIAS' Gideon Aronoff, in which he calls on the Jewish American community to find common ground with other commmuities to change the nature of the immigration debate and create a bipartisan national consensus for immigration reform.
Posted on Mon, Apr 18, 2011 at 16:44 pm
The JTA covered HIAS' urgent appeal for Jewish and other religious minorities seeking refugee status from Iran and the former Soviet Union to apply before the limited renewal of the Lautenberg Amendment expires on June 1, 2011.
Posted on Mon, Apr 11, 2011 at 18:00 pm
In discussing how the Latino community could be a critical ally for Jewish causes, the New York Jewish Week named HIAS as one of the major Jewish organizations that has made comprehensive immigration reform--a core issue for both groups--a priority.
Posted on Wed, Mar 30, 2011 at 12:06 pm
Author David Bezmozgis's new novel, The Free World, is centered around a family of three generations of Russian Jews who receive aid from HIAS as they leave Riga, Latvia and spend five months in Rome awaiting their visas to travel west. Check out the reviews in the New York Observer and the Forward.
Posted on Mon, Mar 21, 2011 at 11:22 am
In a March 18 interview with Leonard Lopate, director and renowned acting coach Jack Garfein states that HIAS paved the way for his immigration to the United States following his imprisonment at Auschwitz.
Posted on Tue, Mar 15, 2011 at 18:11 pm
Coverage by the New York Jewish Week of the "Building Interfaith Coalitions for Immigration Advocacy" event focused on panel member comments. HIAS' Gideon Aronoff discussed the Jewish mandate to "welcome the stranger," as well as the parallels between Jewish and Muslim communities in the United States, while immigration attorney Naveen Bhora described how application of federal immigration policy has impacted those in the Muslim community.
Posted on Wed, Mar 09, 2011 at 10:24 am
The New York Daily News yesterday covered the "Building Interfaith Coalitions for Immigration Advocacy" event hosted on Monday by HIAS, the Muslim Public Affairs Council, the Islamic Cultural Center of New York, and the Foundation for Ethnic Understanding. In the article, HIAS Young Leaders Batya Ehrens and William Dawoodi discuss the importance of these events for building cooperative relationships around immigration issues.
Posted on Fri, Feb 25, 2011 at 10:45 am
The New Jersey Jewish Standard today covered the widespread support among Jewish organizations for renewal of the Lautenberg Amendment. As HIAS' Melanie Nezer points out in the article, at least 100 refugees fleeing the Islamic Republic—including Jews, Christians, and Baha’is—will face immediate danger as a result of the delay in renewing the amendment.
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