HIAS in the News

The Ballad of John and Leon

Posted on Thu, Dec 09, 2010 at 11:40 am

The cover story of HIAS' Fall 2010 issue of Passages,  "The Ballad of John and Leon," yesterday was reposted by The Huffington Post and The Jewish Journal, and covered by The Forward. Commemorating the anniversary of John Lennon's death, the story tells of the work of John Lennon’s immigration lawyer, Leon Wildes, who secured Lennon's U.S. residency in 1976 and currently is an active member of HIAS’ board.


Counselling and a trade help Colombian refugee conquer his fears

Posted on Wed, Dec 01, 2010 at 9:23 am

A story by the UNHCR yesterday was posted on ReliefWeb about Juan, a Colombian refugee now living in Ecuador, who is receiving monthly therapy sessions from HIAS as he tries to rebuild his life.


Giving thanks: Newly arrived refugees share an American holiday

Posted on Wed, Nov 24, 2010 at 10:27 am

HIAS was mentioned as one of ten domestic NGOs that aid refugees through the Refugee Admissions Program in the profile in the Pittsburgh Post Gazette on the Rai family, refugees from Bhutan.


Border traffic and beltway gridlock

Posted on Wed, Nov 10, 2010 at 15:33 pm

The Hill's Congress Blog just published a post by HIAS' Mark Hetfield, in which he discusses the election, S.B. 1070, the policies of George W. and Obama, and the future of immigration reform.


Curve Ball For Jewish Leaders On Immigration

Posted on Tue, Oct 26, 2010 at 16:01 pm

In its analysis of a recent AJC survey that indicates that 52% of 800 Jewish respondents support SB 1070, the New York Jewish Week mentions HIAS Young Leaders and their work to bring together people from diverse communities in order to break down stereotypes and build mutual respect.


Forum tries to unravel the immigration "mess"

Posted on Tue, Oct 19, 2010 at 17:25 pm

Earlier this month Melanie Nezer, HIAS' Senior Director for US Programs & Advocacy, was a panelist in a forum on immigration that was covered by the New Jersey Jewish News.


A Leadership Training Program Struggles For Funding

Posted on Tue, Oct 19, 2010 at 17:24 pm

HIAS' Amy Greenstein was quoted in The New York Jewish Week on her involvement with the Muehlstein Institute, a training program sponsored by UJA-Federation of New York for Jewish communal professionals.


HIAS Receives Major Recognition from U.S. Gov't

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.


Major Disappointment: Failure of DREAM Act a blow for many Jewish groups

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.


God commands us to treat immigrants fairly

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.


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