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Agreed to Senate (08/03/2001)

[Congressional Bills 107th Congress]
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[S. Res. 145 Agreed to Senate (ATS)]

  1st Session
S. RES. 145

Recognizing the 4,500,000 immigrants helped by the Hebrew Immigrant Aid 



                             August 1, 2001

Mr. Kennedy (for himself, Mr. Brownback, and Mr. DeWine) submitted the 
   following resolution; which was referred to the Committee on the 

                             August 3, 2001

                        Considered and agreed to



Recognizing the 4,500,000 immigrants helped by the Hebrew Immigrant Aid 

Whereas the United States has always been a country of immigrants and was built 
        on the hard work and dedication of generations of those immigrants who 
        have gathered on our shores;
Whereas, over the past 120 years, more than 4,500,000 migrants of all faiths 
        have immigrated to the United States, Israel, and other safe havens 
        around the world through the aid of the Hebrew Immigrant Aid Society 
        (referred to in this resolution as ``HIAS''), the oldest international 
        migration and refugee resettlement agency in the United States;
Whereas, since the 1970s, more than 400,000 refugees from more than 50 countries 
        who have fled areas of conflict and instability, danger and persecution, 
        have resettled in the United States with the high quality assistance of 
Whereas outstanding individuals such as former Secretary of State Henry 
        Kissinger, artist Marc Chagall, Olympic gold-medalist Lenny Krayzelberg, 
        poet and Nobel Laureate Joseph Brodsky, and author and restaurateur 
        George Lang have been assisted by HIAS;
Whereas these immigrants and refugees have been provided with information, 
        counseling, legal assistance, and other services, including outreach 
        programs for the Russian-speaking immigrant community, with the 
        assistance of HIAS; and
Whereas on September 9, 2001, HIAS will celebrate the 120th anniversary of its 
        founding: Now, therefore, be it
    Resolved, That the Senate--
            (1) recognizes the contributions of the 4,500,000 
        immigrants and refugees served by HIAS to the United States and 
        democracies throughout the world in the arts, sciences, 
        government, and in other areas; and
            (2) requests that the President issue a proclamation--
                    (A) recognizing September 9, 2001, as the 120th 
                anniversary of the founding of the Hebrew Immigrant Aid 
                Society; and
                    (B) calling on the people of the United States to 
                conduct appropriate ceremonies, activities, and 
                programs to demonstrate appreciation for the 
                contributions made by the millions of immigrants and 
                refugees served by HIAS.

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