HIAS in the News
Posted on Wed, Dec 12, 2012 at 18:03 pm
The Pittsburgh Post-Gazette just posted this article about the evolution of the Jewish Family & Children's Service (JF&CS) of Pittsburgh, a HIAS affiliate, over the past 75 years, as they built a continuum of care to meet the critical needs of the community.
Posted on Tue, Dec 04, 2012 at 18:11 pm
On Friday, the New York Jewish Week posted this op-ed by Mark Hetfield, in which he draws a link between Freedom 25, Pearl Harbor Day, and why Jews should be aiding refugees escaping the atrocities occurring in Congo.
Posted on Fri, Oct 26, 2012 at 10:48 am
The Economist just posted an article about Leonid Razvozzhayev, who currently is being held in pretrial detention in Lefortovo prison. A national of the Russian Federation, he disappeared on October 19 after approaching the HIAS office in Kyiv, where HIAS provides free legal assistance to asylum seekers in partnership with the United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR), who had referred Mr. Razvozzhaev to HIAS.
Posted on Wed, Oct 17, 2012 at 18:40 pm
Learn more about HIAS' advocacy and coalition work on the Lautenberg Amendment, as well as the International Religious Freedom Roundtable in which HIAS participates, in this journal article by Greg Mitchell.
Posted on Tue, Oct 16, 2012 at 12:37 pm
Looking back on Senator Arlen Specter's life and legacy, the JTA discussed his involvement with the Soviety Jewry movement and cited HIAS regarding his work to preserve and expand the Lautenberg Amendment, which aids religious minorities escaping persecution.
Posted on Tue, Oct 02, 2012 at 6:38 am
This Ha'aretz article offers an in-depth look at the work of HIAS and Joel Moss, head of HIAS' Israel office, with the Israeli asylum system.
Posted on Tue, Oct 02, 2012 at 6:34 am
The JTA covered Obama's 3-year renewal of the Religious Worker Visa Program, quoting Mark Hetfield on its importance to the Jewish community.
Posted on Mon, Sep 10, 2012 at 14:11 pm
The Hill's Congress Blog just posted an op-ed by Mark Hetfield in which he explains how the Lautenberg Amendment is especially critical for religious minorities seeking to flee Iran because it encourages third party countries to provide refuge based on the assurance that bona fide members of Iranian religious minorities under consideration by the U.S. Refugee Admissions Program will be admitted into the United States.
Posted on Fri, Aug 31, 2012 at 11:49 am
Haaretz just posted an op-ed by Mark Hetfield in which he discusses the impact of Israeli politicians' destructive rhetoric on the Israeli asylum system.
Posted on Mon, Aug 27, 2012 at 18:30 pm
The San Antonio Express News just posted an op-ed by Judy Lackritz, who recently served as the Acting Director of HIAS' Washington office and is the Community Relations Director of the Jewish Federation of San Antonio. She discusses her involvement with HIAS and her work on the Lautenberg Amendment, which expires on September 30th.
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