“There’s no reason to delay raising the refugee ceiling,” said HIAS CEO Mark Hetfield.
“I don’t want to be cynical or pessimistic, but I think it’s fair to wonder whether our elected officials are going to become complacent.”
“We live in service to our nation. I think that might be the highest form of patriotism. It’s not just simple words; it’s deeds.”
An organization dedicated to supporting and advocating for Jews of color has opened a COVID-19 emergency relief fund, citing the ways in which racism amplifies the impact of the coronavirus on people of color.
J Street criticized the ZOA chief’s “racist and Islamophobic behavior.” Then the Coalition for Jewish Values called their letter “baseless slander.”
Adelson-backed Zionist Organization of America says Hebrew Immigration Aid Society ‘has primarily non-Jewish (especially Muslim) clients.
“They didn’t just provide a place for us to live. They gave us a space to heal from our trauma. We felt very supported. It really felt like a family.”
“That just means that every year or so, I have to attend another hearing and say, he killed three of my beloveds.”
A delegation of rabbis, attorneys and advocates for asylum seekers delivered the HIAS-organized petition to Capitol Hill.
“Until @realDonaldTrump re-opens the government, I’m donating my salary to @HIASrefugees … that helps refugees and makes our country stronger.”