HIAS urges refugee application under renewed US act

By JTA
April 19, 2011 18:39

 
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WASHINGTON -- The top US Jewish immigrant defense group urged potential refugee status applicants in Iran and the former Soviet Union to apply under an act just extended by Congress.

"It is extremely important that our former HIAS clients waste no time in notifying relatives in the FSU or Iran of this temporary extension of the Lautenberg Amendment," said a statement Monday by Gideon Aronoff, the president of the Hebrew Immigrant Aid Society.  "Anyone eligible for the refugee program who is considering leaving their homeland for the US must complete and submit refugee applications without delay."

The Lautenberg amendment was extended until June 1 as part of an omnibus funding bill signed into law last week by President Obama.

The amendment broadens the definition of religious refugee for groups designated by the State Department as "of humanitarian concern."

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