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  • Jewish Week: Yom HaShoah, Anne Frank and Refugee Security Checks

    May 05, 2016

    "As we commemorate Yom HaShoah, Holocaust Remembrance Day, we suddenly transition from Passover, the ancient holiday which commemorates the refugee experience, to honoring the memory of the six million Jews who perished because they were not able to flee," writes Mark Hetfield in The Jewish Week.
  • Washington Post: How South Carolina Could Fail Refugees and Religion

    Apr 25, 2016

    "This proposal rests on a fundamental misconception about refugees and immigrants, one too often promoted by those who peddle in bigotry and fear. Refugees have become our religious leaders and successful entrepreneurs. They are artists, scientists, scholars, police officers, doctors and soldiers; they are our neighbors. But most important, they are children of God, entitled to equal opportunity, dignity and respect," write Hetfield and Moline.

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  • HIAS Responds to Proposed E.U. Migrant Deal

    NEW YORK— In response to the E.U. proposal to limit the flow of migrants and refugees coming into Europe through Turkey, Mark Hetfield, the CEO and President of HIAS, the global Jewish nonprofit protecting refugees, issued the following statement:

  • New Initiatives Aim to Create Welcome for Refugees in Minnesota

    At a time when our nation’s proud tradition of welcoming refugees is continually at risk of being tarnished, several innovative Minnesota-based organizations have received funding for nine local projects to serve the local refugee population. “The projects in Minnesota will help dispel the misinformation about refugees that is so prevalent these days and we hope that successful projects will be replicated in communities across the country,” said Melanie Nezer, Vice President for Policy and Advocacy at HIAS.