HIAS in the News

Super Lawyer: Leon Wildes

Posted on Tue, Sep 01, 2009 at 16:04 pm

New York Super Lawyers published a profile of Leon Wildes, a Director on HIAS' Board. Learn how he worked with John Lennon on immigration law ...

N.C. sees refugee flow rise quickly in 2 years

Posted on Tue, Jan 26, 2010 at 17:47 pm

An article in today's Star News discusses HIAS' efforts resettling refugees in North Carolina as it relates to the crisis in Haiti.

CNN Interview with Mark Hetfield on Haitian Crisis

Posted on Thu, Jan 21, 2010 at 16:38 pm

This afternoon, Mark Hetfield, HIAS' Senior VP for Policy & Programs, was interviewed by CNN regarding the plight of Haitians trying to flee their country following last week's devastating earthquake. Check out the video or read the full transcript.

Immigration Reform Now

Posted on Wed, Jan 06, 2010 at 15:52 pm

In The Jewish Week's editorial on the need for immigration reform, HIAS was mentioned as "active advocates for comprehensive immigration reform."

Somalis seeking asylum take back-door route to U.S.

Posted on Mon, Jan 04, 2010 at 15:45 pm

Mark Hetfield, HIAS' Senior VP for Policy & Programs, recently was quoted in this Washington Post story about Somali asylum seekers and their treacherous journey to reach the United States.

New home, new breath of life

Posted on Sun, Jan 03, 2010 at 15:42 pm

The Charlotte Observer recently covered the Thapa family -- refugees from Bhutan who were helped by HIAS and now live in Charlotte, NC.

Immigration reform and the Jewish community

Posted on Wed, Dec 30, 2009 at 19:30 pm

HIAS' role in advocating for immigration reform was highlighted in the Jewish Herald-Voice, as part of a three-part series on immigration reform and the Jewish community.

From Jewish Exiles to Sexual Exiles

Posted on Wed, Dec 09, 2009 at 15:49 pm

The Forward recently published an article on the work of former HIAS Director for Europe and the Middle East, Neil Grungras. As they put it, he is "about to shake up the world of refugee aid" with the new agency he founded in January: the Organization for Refuge, Asylum & Migration. Check out the article to learn more about the agency and the historic global survey it is about to launch.

Helping Israel avoid 'refugee roulette'

Posted on Tue, Nov 24, 2009 at 11:46 am

We continue to receive extensive press coverage ... this time it's a feature article and interview with Joel Moss, the current director of HIAS Israel, in The Jerusalem Post. The article covers HIAS' collaboration with the government of Israel and the UNHCR to help Israel address challenges in dealing with refugees by training ministry officers to use international refugee law to assess asylum claims.

Immigration vital to economy: Google founder's mom says we need a flow of fresh talent from overseas

Posted on Thu, Nov 12, 2009 at 10:54 am

Check out the article the NY Daily News just published by HIAS President & CEO Gideon Aronoff and HIAS Board member Genia Brin, the mother of Google co-founder Sergey Brin.

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