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The United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR) announced last week that one million refugee children have now fled Syria, and two million more children have fled their homes and remain within the country. HIAS has released a High Holidays supplement that focuses on keeping the plight of refugees central in our prayers.
Dale Schwartz, of Atlanta, Georgia, was this week elected Chairman of the Board of HIAS. An immigration lawyer, he is the twenty-second community leader elected to chair the agency since its founding in the 1880s. His initial term is for one year.
Today HIAS launched The Welcome Initiative, a campaign to raise awareness around issues surrounding the treatment and welcome of refugees.
Mark Hetfield today was named President & CEO of HIAS, effective immediately. The announcement was made by HIAS Chairman Marc Silberberg, following a unanimous vote by the HIAS Board of Directors.
HIAS welcomes today’s Senate Judiciary Committee hearing on “Comprehensive Immigration Reform” as an important step toward fixing our country’s broken immigration system.
HIAS Welcomes Bipartisan Framework for Comprehensive Immigration Reform, Urges Reform of Refugee and Asylum Laws
HIAS welcomes the Bipartisan Framework for Comprehensive Immigration Reform released today with the support of Senators Schumer (D-NY), McCain (R-AZ), Durbin (D-IL), Graham (R-SC), Menendez (D-NJ), Rubio (R-FL), Bennet (D-CO), and Flake (R-AZ).