HIAS in the News

Art of Immigrant Youth on Display at Ellis Island

Posted on Wed, Jul 28, 2010 at 13:24 pm

EJewish Philanthropy just covered HIAS' ongoing art exhibit at Ellis Island, which features this year's winners of HIAS’ annual Poster Contest for Immigrant Youth. The exhibit is on display through Labor Day.

Many Indigent Refugees to Lose Federal Assistance

Posted on Mon, Aug 02, 2010 at 9:11 am

The New York Times consulted HIAS' Melanie Nezer for Saturday's story on the impending expiration of Supplemental Security Income (SSI) for more than 3800 refugees. Congress has not taken action to extend the eligibility period, and now the most vulnerable refugees — all of whom escaped persecution or torture — will lose their benefits on October 1, 2010.

Arizona injunction wins praise

Posted on Thu, Jul 29, 2010 at 13:52 pm

The JTA highlighted HIAS' position in its coverage of Jewish organizations' responses to yesterday's ruling on SB 1070. Check out what HIAS' Gideon Aronoff had to say about the ruling by U.S. District Judge Susan Bolton.

Nonprofit helps train refugees

Posted on Thu, Jul 22, 2010 at 16:44 pm

An article in today's Pittsburgh Post-Gazette covers the work of Jewish Family & Children Services of Pittsburgh, an affiliate of HIAS.

Immigration reform supported

Posted on Tue, Jul 20, 2010 at 16:43 pm

The Sun Sentinel just highlighted the "We Were Strangers, Too" campaign, which HIAS, Jewish Council on Urban Affairs, and Jewish Community Action spearheaded over a year ago. The campaign's goal is to reach out to Jewish community members and give them the tools to advocate for comprehensive immigration reform.

The Russian Immigrant's Handbook

Posted on Tue, Jul 20, 2010 at 16:42 pm

The New York Times just interviewed Gary Shteyngart about his new novel, "Super Sad True Love Story." During the interview, Gary -- who is a former HIAS client -- mentioned that his mother used to work for HIAS.

On the Border

Posted on Tue, Jul 20, 2010 at 16:08 pm

JTNews covered the remarks of HIAS' Melanie Nezer at a recent panel convened by the Jewish Labor Committee at the American Federation of Teachers biennial convention. Nezer spoke about the rate of deportations of illegal immigrants and the impact of our current immigration policy on the 3.1 million children who are U.S. citizens but have at least one undocumented parent.

Obama cites Jewish immigration in pressing for reform

Posted on Thu, Jul 01, 2010 at 15:30 pm

In its coverage of President Obama's first major immigration address to the American public, the JTA discussed HIAS' response to today's speech.

Coming soon to a state near you: an immigration crisis

Posted on Mon, Jun 28, 2010 at 17:34 pm

More press on Gideon Aronoff's discussion as a panelist at AJPA's conference in Arizona, this time from the Intermountain Jewish News.

Listen to the panel discussion.

Close to the border

Posted on Fri, Jun 25, 2010 at 14:50 pm

HIAS' Gideon Aronoff is quoted in Wednesday's New Jersey Jewish News editorial, which focuses on AJPA's recent conference in Arizona and the ensuing conversation about SB 1070 and immigration reform.

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