HIAS in the News

March puts spring in immigrants' step

Posted on Thu, Mar 25, 2010 at 15:58 pm

More coverage of our participation in the March for America in today's New York Daily News ... check it out to see what HIAS' Gideon Aronoff had to say.


Jewish groups join march for immigration reform

Posted on Wed, Mar 24, 2010 at 15:29 pm

Today's JTA had a brief about the participation of American Jewish groups in the March for America immigration rally.


For uprooted Yemeni Jews, a new Passover perspective

Posted on Thu, Mar 18, 2010 at 14:18 pm

The below article by Nicole Neroulias appeared in yesterday's Religion News Service.



MONSEY, N.Y. (RNS) Three thousand years after their enslaved ancestors escaped Egypt, a small band of Jews who fled Yemen last summer have a new perspective on the Passover story, along with everything else in their uprooted lives.

Aided by the State Department and a mix of faith-based and social service agencies, 62 refugees — more than half of them children — have safely resettled in this thriving


HIAS supporting new refugee legislation

Posted on Thu, Mar 18, 2010 at 14:15 pm

Yesterday's JTA discussed HIAS' support of the Refugee Protection Act – new legislation designed to correct problems in the Refugee Act of 1980.


Faith leaders pray for immigration reform

Posted on Thu, Feb 25, 2010 at 12:29 pm

In a Miami Herald article on February 20, HIAS was mentioned as a member of the national coalition of faith leaders that launched a campaign for comprehensive immigration reform.


Some Gifts Under $5-Million Proved Transformative for Charities in 2009

Posted on Fri, Feb 19, 2010 at 12:26 pm

Last week The Chronicle of Philanthropy highlighted HIAS in their roundup of charities who received critical major donations ... in HIAS' case, a $1 million unrestricted gift from Sergey Brin.


New Home, New Breath of Life

Posted on Fri, Feb 12, 2010 at 12:23 pm

The Charlotte Observer recently published a story about the Thapa family, their struggle to come to the United States for a new life, and the help that HIAS NC provided them.


Get rid of the `shout test'

Posted on Wed, Feb 03, 2010 at 13:44 pm

In yesterday's Miami Herald, Mark Hetfield, HIAS' Senior VP of Policy & Programs, discussed the "shout test," which dictates that only those interdicted Haitians who physically or verbally resist repatriation receive an asylum screening.


Preventing Migration Aftershock for Haiti

Posted on Tue, Feb 02, 2010 at 13:31 pm

On Tuesday, HIAS' Mark Hetfield blogged for The Huffington Post about steps that the Obama Administration, Secretary Napolitano, and Congress should take without delay to address the many migration pressures facing Haitians.


Immigration Debate Prompts Growing Jewish-Latino Ties

Posted on Wed, Jan 27, 2010 at 16:16 pm

The Forward just published an article on the growing ties between the Jewish and Latino communities on the topic of immigration reform. Check out the article to learn what HIAS' President & CEO Gideon Aronoff had to say ...


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