Russian emigre ends long path to freedom

Posted on Fri, Aug 13, 2010 at 10:17 am

The New Jersey Jewish News recently told the story of Raisa Sirota who, at 83, immigrated to the United States from St. Petersburg, Russia. Sirota endured a three-year battle with immigration authorities before HIAS' Moscow director Leonard Terlitsky was able to coordinate the appeal that ultimately allowed her to join her daughter and son-in-law in West Orange, New Jersey.

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