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July 2, 2013

Dale M. Schwartz Elected Chairman of HIAS

Dale M. Schwartz Elected Chairman of HIAS

Dale Schwartz, of Atlanta, Georgia, was this week elected Chairman of the Board of HIAS, the global Jewish nonprofit that protects refugees. An immigration lawyer, he is the twenty-second community leader elected to chair the agency since its founding in the 1880s. His initial term is for one year. He succeeds Marc Silberberg, of New York ...

June 24, 2013

ISAAC - Approaching the Issue of Immigration the Christian Way

ISAAC - Approaching the Issue of Immigration the Christian Way

The Gang of Eight senators set out to reform the immigration system in profound ways through the immigration reform legislation that is being debated the Senate. The bill aims to increase border security, expand legal immigration for a decade, and, controversially, grant legal status to the 11 million undocumented immigrants in the United ...

June 20, 2013

U.S. Committee for Refugees and Immigrants marks World Refugee Day

U.S. Committee for Refugees and Immigrants marks World Refugee Day

On December 4, 2000, the United Nations declared June 20 to be World Refugee Day. World Refugee Day is a global event that aims to raise awareness of the plight of the tens of millions of refugees and internally displaced persons around the globe. Beyond aiming to raise awareness, World Refugee Day is a great opportunity to honor the courage ...

June 4, 2013

OneAmerica on Justice for Immigrants

OneAmerica on Justice for Immigrants

The Gang of Eight’s immigration reform legislation has come under further examination. 300 amendments to the 844 page bill have been proposed by the Senate Judiciary Committee. The most ambitious goals of some of the amendments were to dismember the provisions in the bill for creating a path to citizenship for undocumented immigrants ...

May 31, 2013

The African Hope Committee - Using the Power of Knowledge to Combat HIV/AIDS

The African Hope Committee - Using the Power of Knowledge to Combat HIV/AIDS

The HIV/AIDS epidemic has claimed more than 30 million lives as of 2009. A pandemic, it has affected every region and every country on the planet. According to the CDC, more than 1.1 million people over the age of 13 are living with HIV infection in the United States as of 2009. Annually, 50,000 more people get infected in the United ...

May 24, 2013

Providing A Voice for the Voiceless - the U.S. Committee for Refugees and Immigrants

Providing A Voice for the Voiceless - the U.S. Committee for Refugees and Immigrants

The Gang of Eight’s immigration reform legislation had come under further scrutiny earlier this month. 300 amendments to the 844 page bill were proposed by the Senate Judiciary Committee. The most ambitious goals of some of the amendments were to dismember the provisions in the bill for creating a path to citizenship for undocumented ...

May 23, 2013

Immigration Nation - The Asian American Legal Defense and Education Fund on Immigration Reform

Immigration Nation - The Asian American Legal Defense and Education Fund on Immigration Reform

The Gang of Eight’s immigration reform legislation has come under further scrutiny. 300 amendments to the 844 page bill have been proposed by the Senate Judiciary Committee. The most ambitious goals of some of the amendments were to dismember the provisions in the bill for creating a path to citizenship for undocumented immigrants ...

May 22, 2013

The Hebrew Immigrant Aid Society on Immigration Reform and Jewish Social Justice: Part 2

The Hebrew Immigrant Aid Society on Immigration Reform and Jewish Social Justice: Part 2

Part II: Mark Hetfield Talks History and Vision HIAS has a long and proud history in the realm of refugee protection and resettlement. What would you say is the biggest feat achieved by HIAS in this realm in the post-World War II period? Well, there is a lot of history there. However, I would say that our most significant contribution ...

May 22, 2013

The Hebrew Immigrant Aid Society on Immigration Reform and Jewish Social Justice: Part 1

The Hebrew Immigrant Aid Society on Immigration Reform and Jewish Social Justice: Part 1

The Gang of Eight’s immigration reform legislation has come under further scrutiny. 300 amendments to the 844 page bill have been proposed by the Senate Judiciary Committee. The most ambitious goals of some of the amendments were to dismember the provisions in the bill for creating a path to citizenship for undocumented immigrants ...

May 21, 2013

The Equal Rights Center on the Civil Rights of Immigrants

The Equal Rights Center on the Civil Rights of Immigrants

The immigration reform bill that has been put forth by the bipartisan Gang of Eight senators is now being marked up by the Senate Judiciary Committee. The Senate Judiciary Committee has proposed a total of 300 amendments to the 844 page bill. These amendments are varied, ranging from protections to same-sex couples to efforts to further ...

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