HIAS Supports the Strengthen and Unite Communities with Civics Education and English Skills Act of 2009
Posted on Mon, Jul 20, 2009 at 17:56 pm
(New York, NY) – HIAS, the international migration agency of the American Jewish community, supports the Strengthen and Unite Communities with Civics Education and English Skills Act. This important legislation acknowledges that immigrants want to learn English, become citizens, and participate fully in their adopted country, but frequently are unable to do so because the programs they need are underfunded or non-existent.
“HIAS supports this act because each day we witness the human consequences of the federal government’s ongoing failure to
Posted on Wed, Jul 08, 2009 at 16:45 pm
(New York, NY) – HIAS, the international migration agency of the American Jewish community, has received a 4-star rating from Charity Navigator, an independent charity evaluator, highly regarded in the philanthropic world for its data-driven analysis that rates charitable organizations on their ability to efficiently manage and grow the organization's finances. According to Charity Navigator, approximately a quarter of the charities evaluated receive this, their highest rating.
According to Ken Berger, President of Charity Navigator, receiving four out of a possible
Posted on Tue, Jun 16, 2009 at 9:39 am
(New York, NY)– A four-year-old Darfuri girl, who has languished in a displaced person camp in Sudan without her mother and father for most of her life, arrived in New York yesterday morning, where she was reunited with both parents. Wesal Adam’s arrival signaled a happy ending to her parents’ years-long struggle to bring her here to live together as one family. HIAS, the international migration agency of the American Jewish community, was instrumental in obtaining permission for her to
Posted on Thu, May 21, 2009 at 10:05 am
(Washington, D.C.) – HIAS, the international migration agency of the American Jewish community, applauds yesterday’s introduction of the Reuniting Families Act into the United States Senate.
If enacted, the bill, sponsored by Senators Robert Menendez (D-NJ), Kirsten Gillibrand (D-NY), Edward Kennedy (D-MA), and Charles Schumer (D-NY), would decrease waiting times for close family members of U.S. citizens and legal permanent residents joining their families in the U.S. In some cases, spouses and young children are separated for years from
Posted on Fri, May 01, 2009 at 14:06 pm
Strongly Urges Swift Comprehensive Immigration Reform
(New York, NY) – HIAS, the international migration agency of the American Jewish community, commends the new guidelines published yesterday by Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE), an agency of the Department of Homeland Security, as a step in the right direction. The guidelines call for field agents conducting immigration raids to give heightened focus to employers who violate immigration laws.
According to Gideon Aronoff, President & CEO of HIAS and Chairman of the National
Posted on Fri, May 01, 2009 at 14:03 pm
(New York, NY)– HIAS, the international migration agency of the American Jewish community, is gratified that the Senate held hearings on immigration this week, and thanks Sen. Charles Schumer (D-NY), Chairman of the Subcommittee on Immigration, Refugees and Border Security, for scheduling “Comprehensive Immigration Reform in 2009, Can We Do It and How.”
According to Gideon Aronoff, President & CEO of HIAS and Chair of the National Immigration Forum, the leading immigrant advocacy organization in the United States:
Posted on Tue, Jun 06, 2006 at 14:49 pm
(New York City)– HIAS, the Hebrew Immigrant Aid Society, has tapped Mark Hetfield to serve as senior vice president for policy and programs. Hetfield will oversee HIAS’ Washington, D.C., office as well as the organization’s domestic and international program operations. He was named to his new post by Gideon Aronoff, who became HIAS’ new president and CEO earlier this spring.
“ Mark Hetfield has been and will be an invaluable asset to HIAS,” says Aronoff. “His work with us in the
Posted on Wed, May 31, 2006 at 14:46 pm
A Strong Advocate for Comprehensive Immigration Reform
(New York City)- Recognizing Joseph I. Lieberman’s (D-Conn.) tremendous efforts on behalf of immigrants, refugees and asylum seekers, HIAS, the Hebrew Immigrant Aid Society, will present him with its highest honor, the Liberty Award, at a ceremony in Washington May 23.
The award honors an individual “who has made a substantial contribution to the furtherance of peace and freedom.”
Senator Lieberman has been leading the push to ensure that Comprehensive Immigration Reform improves the
Posted on Wed, May 31, 2006 at 14:44 pm
78 now live in New York; 31 in California; 8 in Ohio
Awards are a "Mitzvah" from donors
(New York, NY)– One hundred and fifty immigrant students from all over the world now living in the United States will be awarded HIAS scholarships in a ceremony June 5 at Lighthouse International, 111 East 59 th Street in Manhattan.
HIAS – the Hebrew Immigrant Aid Society – will award the scholarships to recognize the students’ academic achievements, financial need and community involvement. In all,
Posted on Wed, May 31, 2006 at 14:43 pm
(New York City)- Thursday’s Senate vote on Comprehensive Immigration Reform has officials at HIAS - the Hebrew Immigrant Aid Society - cautiously optimistic; work, they say, is still needed before the legislation can fulfill its potential as a true comprehensive fix for America’s broken immigration system.
“This vote does represent a step forward in reforming our immigration system in a constructive way,” says Gideon Aronoff, president and CEO of HIAS. “But it still contains provisions that will exclude many deserving immigrants
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