Waiting Two Years for Resettlement Isn’t Really Rescue

HIAS Vice President for Policy and Advocacy Melanie Nezer was quoted in a June 25 article in The Forward which reported on Jewish groups efforts to change US Government refugee resettlement policy, particularly to alleviate the current bottleneck in resettlement of Syrian refugees.

“Waiting two years for resettlement isn’t really rescue,” said Nezer. “As a Jewish community, we understand what it means to be refugees without getting any help. We would have been in a different place if the world had stepped up then.”

Read the entire article at Forward.com 

Search HIAS