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Statements & Press Releases
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.
The U.S. government must ensure that the safety and well being of unaccompanied children at the U.S./Mexico border are at the heart of every policy decision made in response to the humanitarian crisis. HIAS expressed serious concerns about the President’s proposal, which would repeal some very basic legal protections in place to ensure that children are not deported to danger.
Statement submitted to the Committee on the Judiciary of the U.S. House of Representatives by Mark Hetfield, President and CEO of HIAS. Hearing on Unaccompanied Children at the South Texas Border.
In response to the reports of increased violence in South Sudan resulting in the deaths of hundreds of civilians, HIAS president and CEO Mark Hetfield issued the following statement:
On Wednesday, April 23, faith leaders and social justice advocates will gather to honor Rabbi Jennie Rosenn, who serves as HIAS’ first ever Vice President for Community Engagement, alongside fellow leaders of faith and justice at the 18th annual Auburn Seminary Lives of Commitment Awards Benefit Breakfast.