I was a very sick infant. In fact, I almost starved to death. So why would I voluntarily agree now to live on $1.50 a day for five days? Because HIAS saved my life as a child, and this is how I’m giving back.
Earlier this month, I spent five days living below the poverty line: eating on just $1.50 a day. Like many people who enjoy the physical comforts that I experience, living on extreme poverty wages is neither easy nor intuitive.
Both the Senate's comprehensive immigration reform legislation and its sister bill in the House contain important provisions regarding refugees and asylum seekers. But odds are you haven’t heard about these provisions.
Mark Hetfield: "When we first started resettling Burmese it was a real challenge here in Pittsburgh. There was not the infrastructure, and so much was learned that was then built into the subsequent resettlement efforts."
President Obama’s budget for fiscal year 2015 includes $1.5 billion to aid Syrian refugees and opposition forces within Syria. The budget also maintains crucial for the Office of Refugee Resettlement and increases funding for immigrant integration efforts and immigration courts.