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  • HIAS Commends President Obama on Immigration Executive Action

    Nov 20, 2014

    HIAS New York

    NEW YORK — This evening, the White House announced a plan that recognizes the contributions of immigrants and honors our history as a nation of refugees and immigrants.

  • HIAS Joins Campaign Against Gender-Based Violence

    Nov 20, 2014

    HIAS New York

    Every year since 1991, the 16 days between the International Day for the Elimination of Violence Against Women (November 25) and International Human Rights Day (December 10) is marked by the 16 Days of Activism Against Gender-Based Violence campaign, an international initiative created by the Center for Women’s Global Leadership (CWGL) at Rutgers University and now joined by thousands of organizations around the world.

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  • Statement to U.S. Senate Appropriations Committee on Unaccompanied Children

    Jul 10, 2014

    Mark Hetfield - President & CEO

    HIAS supports President Obama’s $3.7 billion Emergency Supplemental Appropriations Request for Fiscal Year 2014 (FY14). The $1.83 billion increase for the Office of Refugee Resettlement (ORR) must be approved if we are to provide migrant children with appropriate care and ensure that the U.S. maintains our country’s commitments and obligations to asylum seekers and refugees.
  • Statement to U.S. House Judiciary Committee - Hearing on Unaccompanied Children

    Jun 25, 2014

    Mark Hetfield - President & CEO

    An estimated 80-90,000 unaccompanied alien children (UACs) are expected to cross the southern border of the U.S. by the end of the current fiscal year and as many as 140,000 may come next year. Their safety and well-being must be at the heart of every policy decision made in response to this humanitarian crisis.

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