Opening Doors for New Americans since 1882
In November of 2014, the State Department's Bureau for Population, Refugees and Migration (RRM) announced a new in-country refugee/parole program for Central American children who are El Salvador, Guatemala or Honduras nationals, currently reside in these countries, and have one or both parents lawfully present in the United States. To be eligible, the child must under 21 and unmarried.
Last night, President Obama announced his executive action on immigration and how he plans to reshape our current immigration system. The US Citizenship and Immigration Services Department released today an overview of his plan, which is linked below.
HIAS Pennsylvania's Executive Director has been selected to attend the National Immigrant & Refugee Integration Convening at the White House on July 16, 2014. The event will include break-out sessions with local and national lecturers on various topics including:
We are religious leaders representing thirty traditions and more than two million constituents in the greater Philadelphia area; and WE ARE UNITED.
As written for the November 7, 2013 press conference on immigration reform, with a letter signed by interfaith leaders across the state of Pennsylvania.
MEDIA ADVISORY FOR: Thursday, November 7 at 10am
CONTACT:Nicole Kligerman, (484) 437 9676 English, Spanish.
“The time is now for compassionate and comprehensive immigration reform!”
WHAT Interfaith Press Conference for Immigration Reform
WHO Press Conference Speakers:
We are proud to announce that the Philadelphia Bar Foundation has announced that it will be honoring HIAS Pennsylvania's Executive Director Judi Bernstein-Baker at the 35th Annual Andrew Hamilton Benefit. As stated on their press release:
by Hannah Hyams*, age 15
As the Senate went through its final consideration stages over the comprehensive immigration reform (CIR) bill last week - before passing the bill to move on to the house - HIAS Pennsylvania and partner agencies including the Jewish Community Relations Council worked hard to get on-the-fence Pennsylvania Senator Toomey to vote for the bill. Our hard work was recognized by the Jewish Exponent, who published two articles about the bill: