HIAS Scholarship Program 2012 Distributes Funding to Deserving Former Clients: HIAS Scholars engage in community activities to help immigrants
Posted on Fri, Jun 15, 2012 at 15:10 pm
(New York, NY) – As the President announced a favorable change in policy that would allow undocumented students to stay in this country, HIAS, the global migration agency of the American Jewish community, announced that it had recently awarded $152,000 in scholarships to 38 immigrant students in the United States in its second-annual HIAS Scholars Program. Each year since 1974, HIAS has provided financial assistance to Jewish immigrants who were rescued and resettled by HIAS, and either have achieved naturalization
Posted on Fri, Jun 15, 2012 at 10:21 am
(New York, NY) -- HIAS, the global migration agency of the American Jewish community, commends President Obama for his new policy for undocumented youth in the U.S. who would qualify for the Development, Relief, and Education for Alien Minors (DREAM) Act. The Department of Homeland Security (DHS) will begin a process for granting "deferred action" to undocumented youth who are in the U.S. and would otherwise qualify for the version of the DREAM Act that passed the House of
Posted on Fri, May 25, 2012 at 12:34 pm
(New York, NY) – HIAS, the global migration agency of the American Jewish community, strongly condemns the violent riots against migrants in South Tel Aviv on Wednesday night, in which Africans were attacked and their property destroyed.
According to Mark Hetfield, Senior Vice President for Policy and Programs (Interim President & CEO, as of June 1): “The spirit of Shavuot is marred by this week's mob violence against asylum seekers and undocumented migrants in South Tel Aviv. During this holiday
Posted on Fri, May 18, 2012 at 15:02 pm
(New York, NY) – Marc Silberberg, Chairman of the Board of HIAS, the global migration agency of the American Jewish community, today announced that Gideon Aronoff, President & CEO, will be stepping down, effective May 31, 2012. Mark Hetfield, Senior Vice President for Policy & Programs, has been named interim President & CEO while a search for Aronoff’s successor is underway. Aronoff, who has been with HIAS since 2000 and in the most senior position since 2006, is leaving to
Posted on Tue, Mar 27, 2012 at 15:32 pm
(New York, NY) – In advance of the Supreme Court’s consideration of Arizona’s controversial immigration law (SB-1070) next month, HIAS, the global migration agency of the American Jewish community, has signed on to an amicus curiae brief submitted today urging the Court to strike down the law. More than 100 faith-based, community, and civil rights groups joined the brief.
Under Arizona's law, local law enforcement officers are required to obtain proof of legal status from anyone whom
Posted on Mon, Mar 19, 2012 at 13:24 pm
(New York, NY) – The board and staff of HIAS, the global migration agency of the American Jewish community, are deeply saddened by the murders of four members of the Toulouse (France) Jewish community. According to press reports, this is one in a chain of murders that have taken place in the Toulouse area since last week, including the killing of three troops who had recently returned from Afghanistan. In this dark hour, we stand behind the families of
Posted on Fri, Feb 24, 2012 at 16:40 pm
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Posted on Fri, Feb 10, 2012 at 16:40 pm
(New York, NY) – The annual scholarship competition sponsored by HIAS, the global migration agency of the American Jewish community, is open and accepting applications for 2012. HIAS-assisted refugees who immigrated to the United States are eligible to apply.
Last year, HIAS’ annual scholarship program, established in 1974, became HIAS Scholars, a program that incorporates both community-service and leadership development components. Awardees participate in community building projects serving local immigrant communities. Additionally, participants develop important leadership skills through targeted training and
HIAS Announces Benefit Concert Featuring Regina Spektor at Frederick P. Rose Hall, Home of Jazz at Lincoln Center
Posted on Fri, Jan 06, 2012 at 14:04 pm
(New York, NY) – HIAS, the international migration agency of the American Jewish community, proudly announces a benefit concert featuring Regina Spektor, Russian-American singer-songwriter and pianist, on February 23rd. The concert will be held at Frederick P. Rose Hall, home of Jazz at Lincoln Center on Broadway at 60th Street, New York City, and will support HIAS’ lifesaving mission to rescue, resettle, and reunite vulnerable refugees so they may live in dignity and freedom.
HIAS Announces Reauthorization of Lautenberg Amendment to Protect Religious Minorities in Iran and Former Soviet Union
Posted on Tue, Dec 20, 2011 at 16:25 pm
(New York, NY) – HIAS, the international migration agency of the American Jewish community, applauds the reauthorization of the Lautenberg Amendment, which was included in the FY 2012 Consolidated Appropriations Act that was passed by the House and Senate this weekend. It is expected that the President will sign the bill into law this week.
The Lautenberg Amendment, which facilitates the processing for U.S. refugee status for Jews and other historically persecuted religious minorities from Iran and the former Soviet Union
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