"We Must Work To Protect Unaccompanied Minors" by Judi Bernstein-Baker

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In order to spread awareness on the issue of unprotected and unaccompanied minors, our Executive Director, Judith Bernstein-Baker, wrote an informative article about granting legal representation to children immigrants coming to the United States.

Justice Americorps Legal Services for Unaccompanied Minors

The Department of Justice is partnering with the National Community and Service Corps to fund a group of attorneys who will provide representation to unaccompanied children across the country, including Philadelphia. HIAS Pennsylvania has provided free legal services to unaccompanied minors for many years and are monitoring the availability of Americorps slots proposed by this parnership. HIAS Pennsylvania is anticipating a national agency will administer this program.  We will post any information we learn on the application process on our website.


Portrait of a Donor: Honoring Grandpa on His Naturalization Anniversary

Earlier this month, we got an exciting package in our mailbox: Harriet Katz, made a gift in honor of the 100th anniversary of her grandfather's naturalization and included with it a copy of the originial naturalization certificate (below) and a photo of her grandfather and grandmother (to the left)
Nathan Katz came to New York from Russia in or near modern day Kiev, Ukraine in the 1890's. He and his wife Molly had 6 boys, including Harriet's father, who grew up in New York speaking Yiddish. He eventually moved to Dayton, Ohio.

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