Melanie Nezer: Welcome The Stranger

From Saturday Morning, 8:10 am on 18 February 2017
Melanie Nezer

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Melanie Nezer is vice president,policy and advocacy for HAIS, formerly the Hebrew Immigrant Aid Society, and now one of the US' largest non-profit groups devoted to protecting and assisting refugees of all faiths and ethnicities. Melanie directs HIAS' Washington, DC office and leads HIAS' education and advocacy on immigration, asylum, and refugee protection issues. The organisation is currently suing the Trump Administration over its executive order banning refugees from certain Muslim-majority countries. She is in New Zealand to take part in tripartite consultations on resettlement involving UNHCR, government and NGOs (New Zealand is chairing the consultations this year).