1970s

1970

HIAS participates in the rescue of the last of 450 Jews held in Egypt without charges since the Six Day War... Learn More
 

1971

HIAS plays an important role in a successful campaign to convince Washington to exercise the “parole statute” of the Immigration and Nationality Act... Learn More

1972

HIAS joins with other refugee aid organizations to assist Asians expelled by Ugandan dictator Idi Amin. HIAS resettles 117 of these refugees in the U.S... Learn More

1973

 HIAS helps obtain “parole” status for hundreds of Soviet Jewish refugees waiting in Rome to obtain U.S. visas, speeding up processing and allowing them to enter the U.S. on an emergency basis... Learn More

1974

HIAS declares 1974 “the Year of the Russian Migrant”... Learn More

 

1975

At the request of the State Department, HIAS assists in the resettlement of over 3,500 South Vietnamese refugees in the U.S... Learn More
 

1976

HIAS, along with other Jewish agencies, serves on a special committee to discuss the issue of Soviet Jews with Israeli visas who indicate their desire to go to countries other than Israel... Learn More

1977

HIAS participates in a successful diplomatic effort to gain the release of 15 of the 500 Jewish women seeking permission to leave Syria to find their Jewish husbands abroad... Learn More

1978

HIAS and the JDC strain their resources to capacity in order to deal with a growing flow of emigrants from the Soviet Union... Learn More


1979

HIAS provides assistance to 37,013 people worldwide. It is the largest number since the end of World War II, and it represents a 148 percent increase over 1978... Learn More