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Utah Jews for Refugees

You're invited to join Utah Jews for Refugees (UJR). UJR serves as a forum for communication within the Jewish community of Utah, on what groups and individuals are doing in support of refugees, to announce refugee-related events and activities, to announce volunteer needs for refugee assistance, and to ask questions. A number of the Jewish groups in Salt Lake City are already doing good things in support of refugees, and we want our community to know about that. While we have not yet established a distinct program in and of itself, we are now part of the State of Utah’s refugee service providers group, and offer to assist in ways that we can. UJR is a partner with HIAS, the national Jewish Refugee Resettlement Agency, and we are in their network of other Jewish coalitions around the country supporting refugees. 

Contact Eric Goldman if you would like to be a part of this group, or if you have any questions.

The Hadassah Greater Salt Lake Chapter is organizing a feminine hygiene drive for Refugee women. Please support their efforts by bringing feminine hygiene items to this event.

Delegation to Las Americas Immigration Advocacy center in El Paso, Texas
May 13th-17th

HIAS is looking for seven attorneys to join our Pro Bono Delegation to Las Americas Immigrant Advocacy Center in El Paso, Texas, Monday, May 13th through Friday, May 17th. Spanish proficiency is preferred, but not required. French and Portuguese speakers are also needed. Prior immigration law experience is not required, as training will be provided.

Pro Bono attorneys will work with the HIAS Border Fellow at Las Americas on the following tasks:

  • Detained client intakes
  • Prepare detained clients for Credible/Reasonable Fear Interviews with USCIS
  • Assist clients in preparing declarations
  • Drafting legal briefs, including conducting legal research and gathering evidence of country conditions
  • Represent clients at bond hearings

Pro Bono attorneys are responsible for their own costs associated with participating in this delegation. if you are interested in participating, but could only do so if provided financial assistance, please contact Sue Kenny-Pfalzer.

Fri, April 19 2019 14 Nisan 5779