Victims of Crime/Trafficking

Violence Against Women’s Act (VAWA) final regulations in effect July 1st: How is this applicable to immigrant students and visa holders?

Final regulations issued in October, 2014 to implement portions of the Violence Against Women Act (VAWA) containing requirements for institutions of higher education came into effect on July 1, 2015.

Unaccompanied Minor Pro Bono Training on September 30, 2014

 

HIAS Pennsylvania, together with the American Immigration Lawyer’s Association Pro Bono Committee and La Comunidad Hispana,conducted a training for immigration and family law attorneys interested in representing unaccompanied minors on September 30th, 2014. Below are links to video of the training.

Save the Trafficking Victims Protection Reauthorization Act!

The Trafficking Victims Protection Reauthorization Act (TVPRA) of 2008 is at risk!

There have been several recently introduced proposals, such as the HUMANE Act, S. 2611, and the Asylum Reform and Border Protection Act, HR 1537, neither of which is a humane or reform piece of legislation. These proposals would put vulnerable children in harm’s way by stripping away critical protections in the TVPRA for children from all countries not bordering the U.S. including El Salvador, Guatemala and Honduras.

 

Executive Director to Attend White House's National Immigrant & Refugee Integration Convening

 

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:

Awake to Justice: Immigration Activism for Synagogues and Congregants

What This Calendar Can Help You Do

● Educate

  • There are many ways to educate your synagogue community about immigrants’ rights. From Hebrew School lessons to immigration shabbat services to materials for use around holidays, you’ll find many opportunities to increase your community’s awareness of the issues facing immigrants today.

● Donate

Religious Leaders of Greater Philadelphia Statement in Support of Immigration Reform

Religiously Diverse, United for Immigration Reform

Adopted January 29, 2014

We are religious leaders representing thirty traditions and more than two million constituents in the greater Philadelphia area; and WE ARE UNITED.

Bar Reporter Highlights Asylum Case

January's copy of the the Philadelphia Bar Association's Legal Intelligencer shone the "Pro Bono Spotlight" on HIAS Pennsylvania. Written by Eric Freed, an attorney at Cozen O'Connor and pro bono attorney for one of clients, he goes through the process of seeking asylum, starting with our training of immigration law generally.

Thanks to Eric and the Intelligencer for their wonderful support!

(Full version of the January edition linked below - story on page 12.)

Action Alert: Oppose the SAFE Act October 17

 

Sign a letter to your Congressman for a Jewish day of action to oppose the SAFE Act.

The Jewish community has serious concerns about the “Strengthen and Fortify Enforcement” (SAFE) Act, H.R. 2278, which was approved by the House Judiciary Committee in June 2013.

Managing Attorney Philippe Weisz on CBS Philly

Did you know:

There are people who pretend to be immigration legal experts in order to exploit unknowing immigrants? These notarios charge unreasonable fees for help they cannot give in order to exploit a needing population and to make a quick buck - and sometimes end up getting those they claim to be helping into deportation. Its a known harm in the immigrant rights community, and our Managing Attorney Philippe Weisz recently spoke to the local press about it. See the full article below!

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