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  • Mark Hetfield Named to Forward 50

    Nov 14, 2016

    HIAS President and CEO Mark Hetfield was named to the Forward newspaper's annual list of “Jews who have impacted American life” for 2016. This year’s Forward 50 recognizes Hetfield for being at the forefront of the Syrian refugee relief efforts.
  • Sukkot Round-Up: Refugees Find Welcome In Sukkahs

    Oct 26, 2016

    As part of the ongoing Jewish response to the global refugee crisis, HIAS created new visual resources for congregations and families to print and hang in their sukkahs. The visuals provided an educational component to the familiar sukkot tradition, a reminder that today, 65 million refugees and displaced people still wander the earth in search of a safe place to call home.

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  • NGO Leaders Send Open Letter to the Next President

    Oct 19, 2016

    An open letter to the next president of the United States, signed by the heads of 38 NGOs, including HIAS CEO Mark Hetfield, urges the next leader to "pause and consider what kind of president will you be and what will be your legacy on confronting today's most pressing international development and humanitarian challenges."
  • HIAS Statement to the Senate Judiciary Committee

    Sep 27, 2016

    In advance of a September 28, 2016, congressional hearing on the Obama administration's plans for the U.S. refugee resettlement program for fiscal year 2017, HIAS submitted a statement to the Senate Judiciary Committee's Subcommittee on Immigration and the National Interest.

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