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In the News: What does it mean to use the phrase “Concentration Camp”

The Jewish Exponent asked many Jewish leaders in our community about Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez’s statements that referred to the migrant detention as “concentration camps.” Executive Director Cathryn Miller-Wilson gave her answer:

“I wouldn’t say that it’s accurate or not accurate,” said Cathryn Miller-Wilson, executive director of HIAS Pennsylvania, regarding the comparison. “I haven’t been to the detention centers. What is accurate is the calling out of the government’s repeated treatment of immigrants like nonhumans. That is frightening and dangerous and what’s happening today.”

Read more here.

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HIAS PA’s physical offices at 600 Chestnut Street are CLOSED until further notice due to a burst pipe in the building.

Our organization remains open, and HIAS PA staff continue to work remotely at this time.

Please call (215) 832-0900 with any questions.

Building closed until further noticeHIAS PA remains open!

HIAS PA’s physical offices at 600 Chestnut Street are CLOSED until further notice due to a burst pipe in the building.

Our organization remains open, and HIAS PA staff continue to work remotely at this time.

Please call (215) 832-0900 with any questions.

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