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“We are dealing with a global humanitarian crisis to which the entire world must respond. If Germany can open its doors to 800,000 asylum seekers, the U.S., with a population four times the size of Germany’s and a history as a nation of immigrants and refugees, can take 100,000,” said HIAS President and CEO Mark Hetfield.
The Union for Reform Judaism, the North American Reform Jewish movement, the largest movement in Jewish life today and HIAS, the 130 year old global refugee agency of the American Jewish community, are urging the Israeli government to re-examine its asylum policy. They were joined by IMPJ, the Israel Movement for Reform and Progressive Judaism.
HIAS welcomes the announcement by the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) that women who establish they fear persecution in their home countries and are therefore eligible to apply for asylum will no longer be held in detention with their children.
HIAS urges members of Congress to support the Strengthening Refugee Resettlement Act, and thanks Congressman Keith Ellison for introducing this thoughtful, practical, and much needed legislation.
HIAS has officially taken over the Federation Employment & Guidance Service’s (FEGS) resettlement program in New York after FEGS declared bankruptcy for unrelated reasons.
On Tuesday March 3, the House Judiciary Committee will begin consideration of four proposed immigration reform bills.
WASHINGTON—Earlier today, Senator Robert Menendez (D-NJ) and Senator Mark Kirk (R-IL) introduced a Senate Resolution that expresses dismay at the violence perpetrated against Jews and Jewish institutions in Europe. The resolution, supported by 53 Senators, calls upon the U.S.
The Linking Communities (TLC) Project: Creating Welcome for Refugees, a collaborative project coordinated by HIAS, is pleased to announce that it will fund three local projects in Texas.
The Linking Communities (TLC) Project: Creating Welcome for Refugees, a collaborative project coordinated by HIAS, is pleased to announce that it will fund six local projects in North Carolina.
Throughout our history, America has been defined by our generosity toward those who seek a safe haven from oppression. An asylum system that is fair, effective and humane honors both our country’s history and reflects the deeply-held American and Jewish tradition of offering a chance at a new beginning to those who seek safety and freedom.