HIAS in the News

Leadership Class Brings Teens' Voices to Capitol Hill

Posted on Tue, Aug 02, 2011 at 17:20 pm

An article in the Washington Jewish Week describes a program at one of Washington, DC's largest synagogues, Adas Israel Congregation, which engages high school students through lobbying trips to Congress. Written by Jake Shapiro, one of the participants of this leadership class, the article also mentions HIAS' Liza Lieberman, who was a guest speaker in December.


Senate Democrats to Jews: Help us on budget, defending Obama

Posted on Tue, Jul 19, 2011 at 12:56 pm

The JTA covered last week's meeting between two-fifths of the Democrats in the U.S. Senate and representatives from a number of Jewish groups, in which the senators appealed to the Jewish community to help pass a budget and defend President Obama from charges that he is not supporting Israel. HIAS was in attendence, as well as representatives from the federations, AIPAC, JCPA and Jewish Women International, the Anti-Defamation League, the American Jewish Committee, Americans for Peace Now, J


Undocumented Jews Live in Shadows of U.S. Society

Posted on Thu, Jul 07, 2011 at 10:33 am

The Forward yesterday published an article discussing an often overlooked population: the estimated several thousand Jews living as illegal immigrants in the United States. HIAS' Gideon Aronoff pointed out in the article that, like other undocumented populations, "they are largely invisible.”


Immigrant at Stony Brook earns scholarship

Posted on Tue, Jul 05, 2011 at 15:37 pm

Newsday covered the story of Stony Brook University junior Yelena Belorusets, one of the 60 recipients of scholarships awarded through HIAS' Scholars program. Below is the text of the story:


HIAS distributes scholarships to 139 immigrants

Posted on Thu, Jun 30, 2011 at 17:29 pm

The JTA today reported on HIAS awarding $330,000 in scholarships to 139 immigrants, 60 of whom live in the United States.


Lost in America on World Refugee Day

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.


Letter from New York: Lifting the Lamp Again

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.


Immigration Reform is Our Jewish Responsibility; What the President Should Do, and How We Can Help

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.


HIAS urges refugee application under renewed Lautenberg

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.

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The Latino-Jewish Challenge

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.


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