Posted on Mon, Jun 17, 2013 at 9:44 am
On Tuesday, the Senate voted 82-15 to allow S. 744, the Senate Gang of 8's bipartisan immigration bill that would provide a pathway to citizenship for many of the country's 11 million undocumented immigrants, to be debated by the full Senate. Amendments are expected to be filed and debated over the next few weeks, with the Senate hoping to vote on a final bill before the July 4th recess. In these crucial weeks of Senate debate, please voice your support
Posted on Mon, Jun 17, 2013 at 9:43 am
HIAS' President and CEO, Mark Hetfield, and other HIAS staff are currently in Geneva participating in the United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR) Annual Consultations with non-governmental organizations from around the world. The consultations are three days of dialogue on the most critical refugee issues of the day and the work of UNHCR and its NGO partners. Learn more.
Posted on Thu, Jun 06, 2013 at 10:09 am
Please join HIAS on June 12th for Immigration Wars: Forging an American Solution at the CATO institute. The event features Clint Bolick, co-author with Jeb Bush of the book by the same name, who will discuss three broad components of immigration reform that they believe must work together to produce a viable immigration policy: better immigration enforcement, a lawful pathway for future migrants, and the legalization of undocumented immigrants. Learn more about the event.
Posted on Thu, Jun 06, 2013 at 10:08 am
The Durham-Chapel Hill Jewish Federation's Community Relations Council and the Social Action Committees of Beth El, Judea Reform Congregation, and Kehillah Synagogue in Durham, North Carolina will host a community program this Saturday, June 9th to discuss why immigration reform is desperately needed and the different positions being discussed in Congress to address our broken immigration system. With the bipartisan Senate immigration bill S. 744 likely to be debated on the Senate floor next week, participants will be able to
Posted on Mon, Jun 03, 2013 at 10:18 am
Last week, the Senate Judiciary Committee finished its work on the Senate Gang of 8's bipartisan immigration bill. The bill, which would provide a pathway to citizenship for many of the country's 11 million undocumented immigrants, will be debated by the full Senate in June. The House of Representatives is working on their own immigration legislation, but no comprehensive bill has been introduced. In the coming weeks, please voice your support for fair and humane immigration reform. Learn more about
Posted on Thu, May 23, 2013 at 10:27 am
On Monday, the State Department released its 2012 International Religious Freedom Report. The report "highlights stories of courage and conviction, but also recounts violence, restriction, and abuse, reminding us that while many nations uphold respect and protect religious freedom, many do not." The report again names Iran as a "Country of Particular Concern" for religious freedom violations, noting that "government rhetoric and actions created a threatening atmosphere for nearly all members of non-Shi'a religious groups, most notably for Baha'is, as
Posted on Thu, May 09, 2013 at 10:16 am
This week marks the period for filing amendments to the Senate immigration bill, S. 744. The Senate Judiciary Committee will begin considering the amendments today and the markup will continue for the next few weeks. This will be a critical time for contacting legislators on the Senate Judiciary Committee to let them know how you feel about amendments that are offered to alter the bill. Learn how you can help.
Posted on Mon, May 06, 2013 at 14:13 pm
Next week, the Senate Judiciary Committee will begin the markup of the bi-partisan comprehensive immigration bill, S.744. This will be the first opportunity for Senators to amend the bill. Join the Interfaith Immigration Coalition for its monthly webinar to learn about the process for advancing the bill and how you can help ensure a just and fair bill heads to the Senate floor. Click here to RSVP and learn more.
Posted on Thu, Apr 25, 2013 at 10:47 am
HIAS' new groundbreaking report, "Invisible in the City," discusses the dangers faced by lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, and intersex refugees living in Ecuador, Ghana, Israel, and Kenya and provides a comprehensive guide and key recommendations for the treatment of LGBTI refugees everywhere. Please join HIAS in launching the report in New York on May 6th and in Washington, DC on May 7th with panel discussions featuring the report's author, Yiftach Milo, an expert in forced migration. Learn more
Posted on Thu, Apr 25, 2013 at 10:45 am
On April 18th, We Were Strangers, Too: The Jewish Campaign for Immigration Reform (WWS2) hosted a national conference call with over 90 participants from across the country to discuss the Senate immigration reform bill S. 744, The Border Security, Economic Opportunity, and Immigration Modernization Act, introduced on April 17, 2013. The call featured policy experts from HIAS, Center for American Progress, and the Jewish Council for Public Affairs who discussed specific provisions of the bill, how the policies would affect
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