Opening Doors for New Americans since 1882
On Monday, August 17, 2015, HIAS PA Immigrant Youth Advocacy Project Supervising Attorney Elizabeth Yaeger was interviewed by Telemundo. The interview included our Citizenship Day campaign partner, Mayor's Office of Immigrant and Multicultural Affairs Executive Director, Jennifer Rodriquez.
NPR recently ran an interview with a forensic evaluator explaining the process of proving claims for asylum and why it's necessary to have medical professionals as part of that process. It's a great explanation of this core part of our work.
Link to the interview (and text version if you can't listen), titled "Before Obtaining Asylum, Refugees Must Show The Scars Behind The Stories" below.
We are proud to announce Carrie Fox-Kline, MSW, who currently serves as the Know Your Rights Manager in our Immigrant Youth Advocacy Project, has been named the new Refugee Programming and Planning Director.
Philadelphia VIP, the hub of pro bono legal services in Philadelphia, HIAS Pennsylvania and Nationalities Service Center (NSC), both non-profit resettlement and immigration and nationality law organizations in Philadelphia, are pleased to present a free CLE training on:
Friday, November 6, 2015
11:30 – 4.00 pm
Morgan, Lewis & Bockius
1701 Market Street
Philadelphia, PA 19103
In April, 2013, Executive Director Judith Bernstein-Baker travelled to Germany as part of a select group of participants in a five-Day German Immigration Study Tour. Acknowledging the irony of her selection as head of a Jewish Immigration agency responsible for the resettlement of Jews escaping from the anti-semitic Germany of the early twentieth century, Judi writes about her experiences and what she learned in a just published article in The Philadelphia Lawyer Magazine.
HIAS Pennsylvania Immigrant Youth Advocacy Project Director Elizabeth Yeager will be presenting and participating on a panel at the ABA National Conference on Children and the Law this week in Washington, DC. The panel, called Special Immigrant Juvenile Status (SIJS) for Youth in Care will focus on the daunting challenges that undocumented youth in the U.S. often face, particularly as they enter foster care or the juvenile justice system. SIJS is a pathway to permanent legal residency and greater stability in abused and neglected children’s lives.
PCCY created the Dream Care Coalition, a coalition of agencies seeking to make health insurance coverage available for every child in Pennsylvania, including children who do not have legal immigration status.
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Hansi Lo Wang, who was a Philadelphia Fellow at HIAS Pennsylvania in 2009-2010 is now a reporter for NPR. This past Saturday, on July 4th, he texted our Executive Director, Judi Bernstein-Baker telling her to turn on the radio for a big surprise.