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Together with Jews around the world, and indeed all those who are committed to peace, tolerance and co-existence, HIAS deplores the horrific acts of violence in Paris this past week, particularly the targeting and murder of four members of the Jewish community. As an agency founded in the 19th century to help Jews fleeing anti-Semitis
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.
Last week the U.S. government announced that it will soon allow Haitian family members of U.S. citizens and lawful permanent residents to join their families in the United States while they wait for their green cards.
The Israeli Supreme Court today once again demonstrated that Israel's system of checks and balances uphold human rights and the rule of law.
Melanie Nezer, Vice President for Policy and Advocacy at HIAS, issued a statement in response to today's White House announcement that President Obama will not seek to fix the broken immigration system prior to the November elections.
HIAS President and CEO Mark Hetfield issued a statement in response to recent developments in Iraq and the U.S. government’s ongoing humanitarian efforts.
HIAS welcomed President Obama's meeting with Central American leaders today to work toward a resolution to the humanitarian crisis on the U.S. border. The organization also called on the administration to establish a safe and legal way for unaccompanied minors coming to the United States from Central America to reunite with their families.
The American Jewish community is sending a strong message to President Obama and Congress to respond quickly and humanely to the humanitarian crisis on the U.S.-Mexico border while also maintaining their commitment to resettling refugees fleeing persecution in other parts of the world.