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December 14, 1990 - Image 24

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The Detroit Jewish News, 1990-12-14

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DETROIT I

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American Red Cross

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ship with full rights, and not
to come to the United States
as refugees, she said.
"One of the difficulties is
that asylees are seen as
'umping the line,' " added
Jerome Levinrad, director of
the refugee resettlement
program for the Council of
Jewish Federations. "There
are literally tens of
thousands of (Soviet Jewish)
refugees trying to get into
the United States, and
they've waited a long time."
"This whole situation ap-
palls me," Rena's cousin,
Betty, said. "I've been giv-
ing money to the reset-
tlement program, figuring
anyone who came in would
get support. I believed I was
giving money to help all
Soviet Jewish refugees, not
just some."
Limited assistance from
the Jewish community is
only one of the problems
asylees face. The first is
simply receiving their sta-
tus.
After filing with the INS, a
potential asylee can wait
anywhere from two days to
two years — not counting
appeals — for a hearing date
for his case.
Meanwhile, he must com-
pile a report proving that he
will be persecuted if he
returns to his homeland. The
INS requires eyewitness af-
fidavits. But, as one asylee,
Boris, noted, "When an
asylee was in Russia he did
not and could not know
about the specifics of U.S.
law, which means that he
doesn't have any affidavits
ready with him.

"To get affidavits from the
Soviet Union while in the
U.S. is practically impossi-
ble because the affidavit has
to be notarized. But to
notarize an affidavit against
the Soviet government is the
same as reporting oneself to
the KGB."
At the end of one year, the
asylee has three options: he
may ask to stay for another
year on the same status; he
may return to his homeland;
or he may ask to become an
immigrant. U.S. law allows
10,000 asylees to become
immigrants each year.
The Soviet Jews who file
for asylum say their re-
quests of the Jewish corn-
munity are few. For the most
part, they are looking for
general medical assistance
and cash loans.
"I simply felt I had no
choice," said Boris of his
decision to seek asylum.
"What if there was a
pogrom? What was I going to
do? Sit and wait to get refu-
gee status?"

JWV Parties
For Holiday

Department of Michigan
Jewish War Veterans and the
Jewish War Veterans Aux-
iliaries will hold the following
holiday parties on Christmas
day:
• Allen Park Veterans
Hospital — Morning Chapel
Hour, bagels and coffee, bingo,
refreshments and distribu-
tion of prizes and gifts to the
hospital.
• Ann Arbor Veterans
Hospital — Refreshments,
bingo and gifts to the
hospital.
• Battle Creek Veterans
Hospital — Bingo, refresh-
ments and distributing gifts
of lap robes, clothes, hankies,
bags of fruit, potato chips and
chocolate bars.
To participate in these par-
ties, call the JWV office,
559-5680.

Shapiro Post
Sets Meeting

The next meeting of the
Charles Shapiro Post of the
Jewish War Veterans will be
9 a.m. Dec. 15 at the Jewish
War Veterans Memorial
Home.
The breakfast meeting will
include upcoming Veteran
Hospital trips and social
events.
For information, call Sandy
Pliskow, 399-1546; or Bernard
Gross, 552-1085.

Horodoker Women
Set Meeting

The David-Horodoker
Women's Organization will
meet noon Dec. 18 at Lincoln
Towers Club Room.

!NEWS I

IDF Okays

Sniper Use
Against Rioters

Jerusalem (JTA) — The
Israel Defense Force is now
authorized to use snipers
against Arab rock-throwers,
according to Chief of Staff
Gen. Dan Shomron.
He confirmed a report in
Al Hamishmar that the IDF
has established units of
trained sharpshooters to
ambush Palestinians who
throw rocks at vehicles from
the roadsides or from traffic
junctions in the West Bank.
They are authorized to
shoot with the intention of
inflicting injury in the event
of life-threatening rock-
throwing, the newspaper
said.

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