HIAS, the Hebrew
Immigrant Aid Society, is America's oldest international migration
and refugee resettlement agency. Dedicated to assisting persecuted
and oppressed people worldwide and delivering them to countries of
safe haven, HIAS has rescued more than 4.5 million people since
1881. Growing from organizations founded in the 1870s and 1880s to
assist Jewish migrants arriving in America, HIAS is responsible for
the rescue and resettlement into the United States of noted
academics, artists, athletes, entertainers, scientists, mayors,
governors, and members of United States Congress, as well as
everyday people. Its operational goals are based on Jewish religious
Wikipedia. photo: Immigration inspection at Ellis Island.
Courtesy of the U.S. National Park Service.