HIAS - What does HIAS stand for? The Free Dictionary
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|HIAS||Hebrew Immigrant Aid Society|
|HIAS||Hospital Infantil Albert Sabin (Portuguese: Albert Sabin Children's Hospital; Fortaleza, Brazil)|
|HIAS||Hampshire Industrial Archaeology Society (UK)|
|HIAS||Hotel Industry Apprenticeship Scheme|
|HIAS||Homeland Insecurity Advisory System (political group; Washington, DC)|
|HIAS||high intensity active sonar|
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Last year, HIAS handled 169 applications by Iranian Jews for asylum in the United States.
Founded in 1881 originally to assist Jews fleeing pogroms in Russia and Eastern Europe, HIAS -- whose name is an acronym of Hebrew Immigrant Aid Society -- was recognized in 1976 by the Justice Department as an agency authorized to assist immigration.
runs a Resettlement Support Center in Vienna for those fleeing religious tyranny in Iran, another locale on Jewish minds.