Community Immigration Forum
Presented by AJC Cincinnati and JCRC
Wednesday, March 14, 2018
Adath Israel Congregation
3201 E. Galbraith Road
Amberley Village, OH 45236
American Jews were all immigrants to this country, some recent and others long ago. Remembering our own immigrant experiences and the unprecedented opportunities we enjoyed, what policies do we want our country to adopt for young adults who were brought here as children but lack proper documentation? What types of immigration laws are fair and just?
Featured Speaker: Naomi Steinberg, HIAS, Senior Director for Policy and Advocacy
HIAS, formally known as Hebrew Immigration Aid Society, works around the world to protect refugees who have been forced to flee their homelands because of who they are, including ethnic, religious, and sexual minorities. For more than 130 years, HIAS has been helping refugees rebuild their lives in safety and dignity.
Moderated Panel Dicussion to Follow with Experts Focusing on the current issues of the Immigration Debate
HIAS, Senior Director, Policy and Advocacy
Naomi Steinberg joined HIAS as Senior Director, Policy and Advocacy in September, 2017.
Prior to her work at HIAS, Steinberg was the Director of Refugee Council USA (RCUSA), a coalition dedicated to refugee protection, welcome and excellence in the US refugee resettlement program. In this position, she led the overall work of the Council, including facilitating partnerships between RCUSA and other nongovernmental organizations, as well as fostering strong communications between international, federal, and state partners. Steinberg served as Deputy Director of the Southeast Asia Resource Action Center (SEARAC). At SEARAC, she focused on building the capacity of community-based, refugee-led organizations.