AHEPA Applauds Hellenic Caucus Letter to DHS Secretary

AHEPA applauds the Congressional Caucus on Hellenic Issues for takingbipartisan action to urge the U.S. Department of Homeland Security (DHS) to provide assistance for Greece as the latter stands at the frontline of the refugee crisis, announced Supreme President John W. Galanis.  The Caucus sent a letter signed by 32 U.S. representatives to DHS Secretary Jeh Johnson that calls for DHS to provide technical guidance and assistance to Greece and its border control agencies to effectively deal with the crisis.

“AHEPA commends the Hellenic Caucus for taking swift action following October’s Summit on Greece to explore a substantive policy initiative that the American Hellenic community supports,” Galanis said. “With thenumber of sea arrivals of refugees to Greece exceeding a half million, and growing each day by the thousands, time is of the essence to assist Greece.  We hope the Caucus’ initiative will yield a favorable response from Homeland Security that leads to the U.S. government lending its expertise to help our valued ally, Greece. We sincerely appreciate the bipartisan backing from the legislators who signed the letter.”

During the past several weeks, AHEPA conveyed its support for the letter to congressional offices.

READ & DOWNLOAD: Hellenic Caucus Letter to DHS
READ: UNHCR Report Sea Arrivals to Greece Hits Half Million 
 AHEPA Commends Hellenic Caucus’ Summit on Greece

AHEPA Happenings | Federation Presented with Oxi Day Proclamation
Past Supreme Governors Phil Vogis and Elias Tskerides presented an AHEPA Oxi Day Proclamation from Supreme President John W. Galanis to the President of the Federation of Hellenic Societies of New York Petros Galatoulas at a celebration held at Stathakion Center, Astoria, N.Y., Nov. 1.  Also present were Consul of Greece in New York Manos Koubarakis and Consul General of the Republic of Cyprus in New York Amb. Vasilis Philippou.