Posted on Mon, Dec 21, 2009 at 14:56 pm
(New York, NY) – Lee Gordon, of Chicago, IL, has been elected to the Board of Directors of HIAS, the international migration agency of the American Jewish community. Gordon is a Senior Managing Director of the Investment Advisory Division at Mesirow Financial, a diversified financial services firm headquartered in Chicago. In his current position, he assists business owners, families and individuals with integrating financial, tax and corporate plans through customized investment and risk management strategies.
He currently serves on the
Posted on Thu, Dec 17, 2009 at 17:19 pm
(New York, NY) – HIAS, the international migration agency of the American Jewish community, welcomes the new procedures for asylum seekers announced yesterday by Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE).
According to Mark Hetfield, Senior Vice President for Program & Policy, this is “a step in the right direction” toward fair treatment of asylum seekers.
“Many asylum seekers fled their homelands to avoid being jailed on account of their beliefs, only to find that upon arrival in the United States, they were
Posted on Tue, Dec 15, 2009 at 17:17 pm
(New York, NY) -- HIAS, the international migration agency of the American Jewish community, commends Representative Luis Gutierrez (D-IL) for his introduction of “Comprehensive Immigration Reform for America’s Security and Prosperity” (CIR ASAP) today.
“We applaud Representative Gutierrez for his immigration bill, which helps move the
immigration debate to center stage,” says Gideon Aronoff, president and CEO of HIAS. “This legislation reflects the principles that have been promoted by HIAS, including a pathway to citizenship for undocumented immigrants currently in the
Posted on Wed, Nov 11, 2009 at 15:53 pm
(New York, NY) – HIAS, the international migration agency of the American Jewish community and the oldest refugee agency in the United States, has won an award for excellence in design for its recently launched Web site: www.hias.org. Announced by the International Academy of the Visual Arts, the 2009 Davey Awards singled out HIAS’ Web site as among the finest creative work from the best small firms, agencies and companies worldwide.
One of the unique features of the site is
Posted on Tue, Nov 03, 2009 at 17:10 pm
(New York, NY) – HIAS, the international migration agency of the American Jewish community, launched a new Web site last week (www.hias.org) by using the gold standard of online Web site launch strategies – a virtual scavenger hunt. Run as a series of questions about HIAS on the agency’s Twitter site, @HIASimmigration, the hunt encouraged players to search for the answers on the new Web site. The end result was that all those who played became familiar with
HIAS Receives $1 Million Gift from Sergey Brin, Co-founder of Google and Former HIAS-assisted Refugee
Posted on Sun, Oct 25, 2009 at 13:17 pm
(New York, NY) – When Sergey Brin, co-founder of Google, was seventeen, his family returned to the Soviet Union for a two-week visit. Glasnost had taken hold of the crumbling empire, making Russia a different country than the one the family had fled in 1979 when Sergey was six. Even so, on the second day of the trip, Sergey “got it” and took his father aside, thanking him “for taking us all out of Russia.”
Now, Brin has thanked, HIAS
HIAS Lauds Passage of Religious Worker Visa Program Extension: Measure will allow Jewish community to hire and retain critical foreign religious workers
Posted on Wed, Oct 21, 2009 at 14:04 pm
(Washington, D.C) – HIAS, the Hebrew Immigrant Aid Society, applauds the passage of a bill yesterday extending the Religious Worker Visa Program (RWVP), portions of which were scheduled to expire at the end of this month. The RWVP is extended through September 30, 2012.
“This is an important step in ensuring that the Jewish community can keep the dedicated and experienced teachers and other foreign religious workers that we rely on,” says Gideon Aronoff, president and CEO of HIAS. “HIAS
Posted on Tue, Sep 15, 2009 at 17:32 pm
(New York, NY) – HIAS, the international migration agency of the American Jewish community, presented Rep. Jerrold Nadler (D-NY) with its Tribute Award at a ceremony in Washington, DC on September 15. The award honors an individual “who has made a substantial contribution to the furtherance of peace, freedom, and security,” and recognizes Nadler’s efforts on behalf of immigrants and refugees.
Posted on Tue, Sep 15, 2009 at 14:55 pm
(Washington, DC) – HIAS, the international migration agency of the American Jewish community, joined faith leaders from diverse American denominations and Members of Congress today to pray for an end to hateful rhetoric and the politics of fear that scapegoat immigrant workers, separate immigrant families, and divide our communities.
Posted on Tue, Sep 15, 2009 at 11:55 am
(New York, NY) – HIAS leaders gathered today at the Russell Rotunda of the U.S. Capitol complex to view winning posters from HIAS’ 2008 Poster Contest for Immigrant Youth. Since 1995, HIAS, the international migration agency of the American Jewish community, has sponsored an annual immigrant art poster contest; this year, for the first time, the winning posters are on display in the Russell Rotunda.
The exhibit, which began on September 15, will continue for one week, and includes 11 winning
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