About Us

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Credit: HIAS calls upon Congress to implement fair and effective immigration reform. We advocate for legislation that:

We call upon Congress to implement fair and effective immigration reform. We advocate for legislation that:

  • Unites and keeps families together during the immigration process;
  • Innovates new pathways to citizenship for undocumented immigrants;
  • Prepares economic contingency plans for future migrations to protect workers’ rights;
  • Empowers immigrants to fully integrate into their new communities through
    • Financial support
    • Education
    • Vocational training;
  • Protects both our national border security, as well as human rights, and;
  • Encourages economic development.

We Were Strangers, Too is endorsed nationally by the American Jewish Committee (AJC)Anti-Defamation LeagueAssociation of Jewish Family & Children’s Agencies, Bend the ArcB’nai B’rith InternationalHadassah, HIASJewish Council for Public Affairs, Jewish Federations of North AmericaJewish Labor CommitteeJewish Reconstructionist FederationNational Council of Jewish Women, Rabbinical AssemblyT’Ruah: the Rabbinic Call for Human RightsUnion for Reform JudaismUri l’Tzekek: The Orthodox Social Justice MovementWomen of Reform Judaism, and Workmen’s Circle/Arbeter Ring. We Were Strangers, Too is endorsed locally by Am Kolel Jewish Renewal Center (Rockville/Beallsville, MD), Baltimore Jewish Council (Baltimore, MD), Greater New York Labor-Religion CoalitionHIAS Pennsylvania (Philadelphia, PA),  Jewish Alliance for Law and Social Justice (Boston, MA), Jewish Community Action (St. Paul, MN),  Jewish Community Relations Council of Greater Washington (Rockville, MD), Jewish Community Relations Council of Durham-Chapel HillJewish Community Relations Council of Metropolitan DetroitJewish Community Relations Council of San Francisco (CA), Jewish Council on Urban Affairs (Chicago, IL), and Jews United for Justice (Washington, DC).

Credit: Stanford University News
Credit: Stanford University News

Please contact Elizabeth at elizabeth.mandelman@hias.org or 202.212.6023 with any questions you may have, or if you would like to join the campaign!

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